USDA NIFA is soliciting applications for the Equipment Grant Program due June 23, 2020.
The Equipment Grant Program (EGP) serves to increase access to shared-use special purpose equipment/instruments for fundamental and applied research for use in the food and agricultural sciences programs at institutions of higher education, including State Cooperative Extension Systems.
The EGP program will only support Standard Grants with a maximum funding request of $500,000 and up to three years in duration. Proposals to the EGP, must be for acquisition of a single, well-integrated piece of equipment/instrument. Well- integrated means that the ensemble of equipment that defines the instrument enables a specific fundamental or applied research experiment in the food and agricultural sciences, including data science and data systems, programs to be undertaken; separating or removing an element or component of such an integrated instrument would preclude that research from occurring or succeeding.
An instrument acquired with support from the EGP program is expected to be fully operational by the end of the award period. There is no matching requirement.
To apply and/or review additional information regarding the program, please visit the following link:https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/FY2020-EGP-RFA-20200504.pdf