The Molecular Structures Core (MSC) enables researchers to determine the structures and dynamics, or motions, of large biomolecules such as proteins and DNA to understand how they interact with each other and with small molecules such as drugs.

Grand Challenges Research Building

The Grand Challenges Research Building (GCRB) is a research facility that will expand UA’s capacity in optical sciences and the related disciplines of astronomy and astrophysics.

Applied Research Building

The Applied Research Building (ARB) is a research facility that will expand UA’s capacity in the applied physical sciences and engineering.

The Mass Spectrometry Facility provides state-of-the-art support in a variety of research areas on-and off-campus. Services include molecular weight and chemical composition determinations, structure elucidations and compounds analysis.

The Biosphere 2 is a living laboratory for controlled scientific studies of Earth systems, an arena for scientific discovery and discussion, and a provider of public education.

aerial overhead photo of the Biosphere 2 facility

RII Core Facilities Pilot Program

Award Cycle: Quarterly
Limit on Proposals per PI: An individual may participate as PI on one RII Core Facilities Pilot Program (CFPP) proposal per cycle. 

Facilities & Administrative (F&A) Rates

The activity type is the basis for Facilities & Administrative (F&A) rates applied to a project. The activity type is used by the Financial Services Office to determine the overhead and space commitments of Sponsored Research at the University of Arizona.

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