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Small Equipment Grants Program Funds 29 Proposals in 2021
The program is designed to strengthen research capacity and capability at Syracuse University. 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. Because the program is intended to support equipment not obtainable through traditional mid-to-large scale equipment grant programs from extramural funders, preference is given to proposals for equipment that fall between $5,000 and $100,000.
“This year’s awardees represent a broad array of research and creative disciplines and will jumpstart research and scholarship in fields ranging from environmental science to art and music,” says Ramesh Raina, interim vice president for research.
Small equipment grants in 2021 include equipment such as an acoustic recording array for studies of marine mammal acoustic behavior, a snowpack analyzer to support flood prediction and remote sensing research, medium format digital camera equipment, an ultrapure water purification system, a large scanning transient current technique system, a terrestrial LIDAR scanner and an automated histology system for paraffin based tissue processing, embedding and sectioning.
Faculty receiving grants represent the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, the School of Education and the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
The Small Equipment Grant Program pays 100% of the first $25,000 of equipment costs. For equipment costs between $25,000 and $50,000, costs are equally shared between the Grant Program and the department, school or college, with a maximum award of up to $37,500 from the Office of Research. The minimum amount for an equipment award request is $5,000.
The Small Equipment Grant Program was established in 2019. To date, the program has funded 61 projects.
For more information regarding the Small Equipment Grant Program, contact Christina Leigh Docteur.