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Office of Research Seeks Proposals for Small Equipment Grant Program
The Office of Research is now accepting proposals for the 2021 Small Equipment Grant Program.
The Small Equipment Grant Program is designed to strengthen research capacity and capability at the University. Up to $600,000 will be awarded through this mechanism. These awards are intended to bridge the gap between major research equipment as funded through extramural grants (and requests for equipment in individual research project grants) and small items often purchased through faculty research accounts. Applications [PDF] are due June 11.
The Small Equipment Grant Program will pay 100% of the first $25,000 of equipment costs. For equipment costs between $25,000 to $50,000, costs will be equally shared between the Grant Program and the department, school or college. The minimum amount for an equipment award request is $5,000.
There is no maximum equipment cost; however, the Small Equipment Grant Program is intended to support equipment not obtainable through traditional mid-to-large scale equipment grant programs from extramural funders, so preference will be given to proposals for equipment that fall between $5,000 to $100,000. The Small Equipment Grant Program is also not intended to fund the purchase of equipment approved as part of a faculty startup package. The maximum amount of an award from the Office of Research will be $37,500 for equipment costing $50,000 or more.
The Small Equipment Grant Program was established in 2019. To date, the program has funded 32 projects. For questions about the Small Equipment Grant Program request for applications, please contact Christina Leigh Docteur. For questions regarding use of the application portal, please contact Jeff Falchi.