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Instrumentation Grants Program

Grants to West Virginia Faculty at Undergraduate
Institutions to Purchase STEM-Related Equipment

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West Virginia Science and Research (WVSR)

Deadline Date:

09/30/21 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $20,000 to West Virginia faculty members at institutions of higher education for the purchase of modern equipment that will improve interest in science, math, technology, and engineering disciplines. Funding is intended to buy instruments to furnish undergraduate laboratories or to encourage the submission of proposals to NSF research, instrumentation, and STEM education programs. Proposals in any STEM field will be considered.

The instruments should be used primarily for instructional purposes but may also be used to enhance a faculty research program that actively includes undergraduates as primary participants. Faculty are strongly encouraged to prepare and submit proposals to NSF programs and utilize WVSR support as a foundation for more advanced and competitive proposals. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 187001

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Maximum Funding per Award: $20,000

Term of Contract:

Award Period: 6 months. Instruments must be purchased and received no later than 6 months after awards are issued. Instruments should be ordered soon after the Instrumentation Grant is awarded so that delivery can be accomplished prior to the 6-month deadline.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Organization: Primarily undergraduate colleges and universities (PUIs) in West Virginia.
- Principal Investigator (PI) Eligibility: Full-time faculty from four-year PUIs in West Virginia. PIs who have received instrumentation awards in the two prior years are only eligible to receive an award in this competition as a supplement to a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project.

West Virginia University and Marshall University faculty, deans, and academic administrators are not eligible. However, proposals will be accepted from branch campuses of these universities.

Overhead costs are not allowed. No funds may be used for operating expenses, expendables, or service contracts. No awards will be made for teaching aids such as projectors or computer software. No awards will be made for personal computers which are not linked to or critical for the operation of laboratory equipment.

Pre-Application Information:

- Next Proposal Due Date: September 30, 2021, by 5 pm
- Anticipated Award Date: November 15, 2021

No institution may submit more than two (2) instrumentation proposals per year.

Contact Information:

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

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For questions, please contact the program officer:
Dr. Juliana Serafin, Senior Director
West Virginia Science & Research | West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
304.558.4128 x3

For technical assistance or help using the GO! system, please contact:
Dr. Jack Smith,
West Virginia Science & Research | West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

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