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Lab Renovation/New Lab Grant

The Vice President for Research and the Provost have initiated a program to invigorate the University research enterprise through targeted investment in the renovation of existing labs or the creation of new small labs. The purpose of the program is to support the core research infrastructure of the University's research enterprise through targeted investments in laboratories that would permit submission of competitive external research proposals. Although a proposal can be submitted for any research area, applicants are expected to demonstrate relevance to one or more of the four institutional thrusts. It is not expected that the lab’s entire focus be in a thrust area, but that relevance to one of the thrusts can be demonstrated. 

Program Dates

The PI shall submit applications to the Division of Research using the online fillable form no later than 5:00 PM. Proposals shall be submitted as a single PDF file using the format “LAST_FIRST_2021”.

Prior approval from all Chairs and Deans of departments and colleges for which a PI or Co-PI is identified in the proposal is required, and signed letters indicating approval must be attached to the proposal.

  • Application deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Initial Review Completed: May 3, 2021
  • Announcement of successful applications: May 17, 2021
  • Funding available/Project start date: June 15, 2021
  • Funding expiration: June 15, 2024