NC State faculty, staff and students require access to instrumentation, equipment, facilities, software, and databases in order to conduct the world-class research that is expected at a major research university. Extramural support for the acquisition and/or development of research instruments may be obtained through proposals to external public (federal and state) or private (foundation) sources. The NC State Laboratory Research Equipment Program (LREP) supplements these sources with University funds since many external-funding opportunities are poorly matched to specific, lower-cost needs.
This program is not intended to support the equipment needs of units within NC State’s network of Core Shared Research Facilities. Instead, LREP is intended to support the acquisition, repair and/or replacement of shared equipment that may be located and maintained in NC State service centers, departments, colleges, Centers/Institutes, etc.
The Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) has set aside $100,000 for this program. The maximum award from ORI for LREP-funded equipment is $25,000 per proposal. A one-to-one cash match is required.
The LREP program is open and now accepting proposals from NC State faculty and staff.Full 2020 LREP RFP
- Proposal deadline: Friday, October 9, 2020 at 5 p.m.
- Proposals awarded: Fall 2020
- Follow-up report for awarded proposals: Fall 2021
Contact the Office of Research Development at email@example.com.