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Office of the Vice President for Research
Proposals – October 10, 2013
Funds available – December 1, 2013
The faculty, students and staff at Purdue have significant needs for access to instrumentation, equipment, facilities, software and databases in order to conduct the world-class research that is expected at a major research university. To meet these needs, academic units, centers and other organizations have established and are operating and maintaining many university-level research cores at Purdue. It is clear that the Purdue research cores face challenges to maintain existing equipment and to either upgrade existing or acquire new equipment to match the latest scientific and technological advances in their fields. Some of the costs of meeting these challenges can be addressed through the recharge rates in place for core services or, for significant capital equipment needs, through federally funded major equipment grants. However, a significant need exists to augment these sources with internal funds to fill existing gaps and advance the research activities at Purdue.
Eligibility is limited to university-level research cores located at the West Lafayette campus that have users from multiple academic units or centers.
Amount: requests are limited to $100,000 and below
The program is designed to support the following types of expenses within university-level research cores:
The awards from this program are intended to be determined annually and be one-time allocations for specific purposes. This program is aimed at existing university-level research cores.
The deadline for receipt of proposals is 12:00 p.m., Thursday, October 10, 2013. Proposals must be submitted as a single pdf file attachment to an e-mail message addressed to Sheryl Willison at firstname.lastname@example.org. Projects should have a start date of December 1, 2013 and funds must be spent or encumbered by December 31, 2014.
The application must use Arial 11 point font with 1.0 inch margins and follow the template below. The application (items 1-7) must not exceed 5 pages. Incomplete applications and/or applications that do not meet these requirements will be returned without review.
Note that cost share provided by the academic units, centers and organizations involved in the proposal is not prohibited but will not be considered during the review process.
All proposals will be reviewed by a panel consisting of the associate deans for research. Recommendations will be submitted to the OVPR for final selection.
Successful applicants are required to submit a final written report describing the impact the award had on research core. The final report should be submitted to Sheryl Willison at email@example.com by February 28, 2015.