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Purpose: Equipment grants are designed to strengthen the research capacity and capability of the AAES. These awards are not intended for the purchase of major research equipment, but to make up the gap between major research equipment as funded through NSF, USDA, or other federal agencies and requests for equipment in individual research projects. Requests for computer equipment are not allowed except when the computer is a part of the equipment system.
Eligibility: All tenured/tenure-track faculty of Auburn University with an AAES appointment and an approved AAES Hatch or Hatch/Multistate research project filed in CRIS for which the applicant is the leading P.I. are eligible to apply. The requirement of a Hatch project for newly hired faculty members within the last 12 months can be waived upon the approval of the department head. Awards will be made to individual investigators or “programmatic teams” of investigators. Typically, programmatic teams should consist of 3 or more PI’s who will work together and utilize the requested single piece or cluster of equipment with the goal of programmatic development in the college and AAES.
Award: Proposals for single investigator applications are expected to be for a single piece of equipment with a total cost of $5,000 to $25,000. Proposals for programmatic team applications from at least 3 investigators are expected to be for a single piece or cluster of equipment with a total cost of $25,000 to $100,000. Applicants (leading PIs) are limited to apply under the single investigator category or the programmatic team category, but not both. Researchers may serve as a co-PI on multiple team proposals.
Application: A simple form is available for your application. Applications are limited to two pages for the single investigator category or up to 6 pages for programmatic team category to present a reason as to why the piece of equipment under consideration is needed. Proposals will be evaluated by a committee based on the following information:
Deadline: The application deadline is 4:45 PM on Marchl 15.
Proposal submission: Please submit your application including the appropriate signatures, all in
a single pdf file to email@example.com.
Award Announcement:Based on the recommendations and rankings of the committee, the awards will be made on or before May 1. A list of the recipients and awards will be posted on the AAES website.
Payment Procedure:Awards will be transferred to a departmental AAES account. Your department is responsible for preparing the necessary paperwork to purchase and pay for the equipment. All funds must be expended or encumbered by September 30, 2012. Non-cost extension will NOT be allowed.
|Faculty Member||Department||Recommended Funding||Equipment Description|
|Scott McElroy||Agronomy and Soils||$12,735.00||Polymerase chain Reaction System (qPCR)|
|Sushil Adhikari||Biosystems Engineering||$19,000.00||Mass Spectrometer|
|Kathy Lawrence||Entomology and Plant Pathology||$9,779.00||Soil Mixer|
|Leonardo de la Fuente||Entomology and Plant Pathology||$7,990.00||Foto/Analyst Investigator/FX|
|Nannan Liu||Entomology and Plant Pathology||$12,500.00||Whole‐cell two electrode, volage‐clamp workstation|
|Rex Dunham||Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures||$50,000.00||Catfish genetics naïve and temperature control testing system|
|Jesse Chappell||Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures||$35,000.00||In‐Pond Raceway System|
|Maobing Tu||Forestry and Wildlife Sciences||$7,500.00||HPLC autosampler (ProStar 410)|
|Manpreet Singh||Poultry Science||$8 ,560.00||Continuous Flow Magnetic Separation System|
|Kenneth Macklin||Poultry Science||$5,140.00||Drager CMS analyzers|
|Sarge Bilgili||Poultry Science||$5,975.00||Whitley Jar Gassing System|
Last Updated: February 05, 2013