NFCF Trial Program - Monthly / Yearly Caps

The cap program is available for Internal University of Pittsburgh Users only:

As a trial program, NFCF is announcing a new pricing structure to promote cost-effective facility usage for all Pitt academic researchers.  Effective November 1st 2017, an equipment usage cap will be implemented with a monthly/yearly notch to enable cost-prediction for grant proposals.

Effective September 1st, 2021 the amounts are updated as follows:

Academic monthly cap per PI group: $2,750 per month

Academic yearly cap per PI group: $27,500 per fiscal year

These caps apply only to equipment use. Training, sample/process service, consumables, and cancellation/no-show fees are not capped and will be billed at the normal rates as surcharge.