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2018 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant (PCMNCG) Program

Grants to USA College Science Departments for Equipment
Purchases to Enhance Undergraduate Education

GrantWatch ID#: 164303
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Inc., The Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) and The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP)

10/02/17 Receipt

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Grants of up to $10,000 to USA small college science departments to support purchases that will enhance the quality of undergraduate science education. Eligible purchases include scientific equipment, library materials, and audio-visual and other teaching aids.

Strong proposals from previous cycles had the following characteristics (in no particular order):

-Good development and organization
-PCMNCG funds leveraged by matching contributions from the university or another source
-Specific examples of how the requested equipment would be integrated into the science programs
-Requested equipment and materials impact a large number of students
-Brief descriptions of specific experiments that demonstrate broad use of the equipment

Examples of equipment and instruments funded in previous years are listed below. In some cases, more than one school requested a particular type of instrument.

-AA Spectrometer
-UV/VIS Detector for HPLC plus columns
-Gas Chromatograph, Software and Supplies
-Human Muscular Torsos
-UV/VIS Spectrophotometer
-Automated Pipettes
-HPLC
-NMR Workstations and Software
-1H/13C Dual-Channel NMR Probe
-FTIR Software Upgrade and Spectral Libraries
-Camera and Software for a Fluorescence Microscope

Based on anticipated funds, it is expected that at least ten (10) colleges will be selected to receive grants.

This year, the maximum funding available for each grant is $10,000.

To be eligible for an award, schools must meet the following criteria:
-Enrollment must not exceed 5,000 full-time students.
-No more than 25% of the operating budget may come from national or state governments. Two-year community colleges sponsored by political subdivisions of a state are not bound by these first two criteria.
-Requests for materials to be used only for research purposes will not be funded.
-Schools are ineligible for the PCMNCG program for a three-year period following receipt of the PCMNCG grant (award recipient colleges from 2015, 2016 and 2017 are not eligible for the 2018 program).

Awards may be used as part of “Matching Grant” programs; use of matching funds to increase the overall impact of the grant will be considered in the evaluation of proposals and is highly encouraged.

The application and proposal must be received no later than October 2, 2017.

Award winners will be announced by January, 2018.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

William Sharpe
Fax: (412) 825-3224
Email: pcmncg@pittcon.org

The Pittsburgh Conference – PCMNCG
300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 332
Pittsburgh, PA 15235-5503

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