Major Research Equipment Program

2017-18 Laboratory and University Core Facility Research Equipment Program

Offered by the EVPRP and the Provost

General Information

(see EVPRP site for detailed guidelines, FAQs and the application template)

Synopsis and Key Dates

Fall Call-Out, for equipment with allowed costs up to $100,000

  • No matching funds are required.
  • Applications are due November 6, 2017.
  • Awardees will be notified no later than December 2017.
  • Awards will have a start date of January 15, 2018 and funds should be spent or encumbered by May 31, 2018.

Spring Call-Out, for major equipment with allowed costs between $100,000 and $1,000,000

  • Matching funds required -- at least one-third (1/3) of the allowed costs
  • Applications are due January 26, 2018
  • Awardees will be notified in late February or early March 2018
  • Awards will have a start date of March 1, 2018 and funds should be spent or encumbered by May 31, 2018.

Background and Rationale

Researchers at Purdue University require access to and use of up-to-date and effective equipment and facilities in order to conduct the world-class research expected at a major research university.

The Research Equipment Program sponsored collaboratively by the Provost and the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships supports the purchase of capital research equipment in two cost categories. The goal is to enhance the research programs of individual investigators and multiple investigators that rely on shared-use equipment.

Fall Call-Out: equipment with allowed costs up to $100,000

Gaps in the availability of external funding for capital equipment costing up to $100,000 are recognized. Grants to individual investigators and/or funds from academic units are often unable to support equipment acquisitions at the high end of this range, and few external mechanisms foster acquisitions of multi-user equipment with costs in the low end.

Spring Call-Out: major equipment with allowed costs between $100,000 and $1,000,000

Funding for the acquisition of major equipment costing more than $100,000 may be obtained through competitive proposals to external sponsors, and this is the preferred route. Internal funds are offered through this Program because external funding opportunities are sometimes poorly matched in expediency or design to the needs of Purdue researchers.

Issued October, 2017

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