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2022 USDA Equipment Grant Seeking Applications (OSU limited submission process)

Submitted by: Lori Kaser.37

USDA Equipment Grant Program (EGP)

NOTE: Only two applicants may be submitted from each institution. To select a qualified applicant for the June 15, 2022, RFP deadline, an internal competition is first required. We encourage you to submit your internal preliminary application by May 5, 2022, by 9:00 AM for consideration. Internal applications can be submitted here: limited submission process.

The Equipment Grant Program (EGP) serves to increase access to shared-use special purpose equipment/instruments for fundamental and applied research for use in the food and agricultural sciences programs at institutions of higher education, including State Cooperative Extension Systems. The program seeks to strengthen the quality and expand the scope of fundamental and applied research at eligible institutions, by providing them with opportunities to acquire one major piece of equipment/instruments that support their research, training, and extension goals and may be too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NIFA grant programs.

The EGP does not support the acquisition of suites of equipment to outfit research laboratories /facilities or to conduct independent experiments simultaneously. Similarly, the EGP does not fund common, general purpose ancillary equipment that would normally be found in a laboratory and/or is relatively easily procured by the organization or through other NIFA grant programs. Rather, it is intended to help fund items of equipment that will upgrade infrastructure. Moreover, EGP does not fund research projects, including research that uses the equipment acquired with support from the program nor does it support the operation and maintenance of facilities.

Funding awards are between $25,001 and $500,000 with a project duration of up to three years.  Proposals are due to the sponsor by June 15, 2022.

The full solicitation can be found here:

FAQs relating to the EGP can be found here:

Award Abstracts can be found here: