Eight Teams Receive Funding for Equipment Renewal
Eight researchers and research teams will benefit from the first round of the new Research Infrastructure Renewal Fund. Announced earlier this year, the funding opportunity was intended to help with laboratory renewal by supporting the purchase of basic equipment items in the range of $10,000 to $30,000.
A committee of faculty members and chaired by Associate Dean (Research & External Relations) Gianni Parise reviewed the 22 applications received. The committee awarded close to $175,000 in funding to the eight teams.
“We are supporting everything from laser replacements for a confocal microscope to fridges and -30 freezers to centrifuges,” says Parise. “It’s all needed equipment and difficult to fund under existing external grant programs. We will continue to look for more ways to help support research infrastructure to maintain our excellence in research on the national and international stage.”
The Faculty plans another call in late summer or early fall. Watch for that announcement.