NE EPSCoR funds Teaching Research Equipment grants

November 12, 2021

To help improve this state's research capacity, Nebraska EPSCoR issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) in late summer of 2021 for Nebraska higher education institutions that offer science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees and have less than $8 million in annual research expendituresOther criteria included: maximum of one proposal per institution for equipment to support its teaching and/or research, and maximum $50,000 in expense sought to pair with 20% cost share from the requesting institution. Proposals were due October 15 and the following requests were approved for support by Nebraska EPSCoR’s State Committee, for National Science Foundation (NSF) funding via OIA-1557417 / Nebraska’s Center for Root and Rhizobiome Innovation:

  • Chadron State CollegeAcquisition of a Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer to Improve STEM Research and Teaching

  • Doane University GCMS Instrument Upgrade at Doane University

  • Midland University Infrared Spectrometer and Autoclave

  • Nebraska Wesleyan University Western Blot Experiment for Undergraduate Learning in Chemistry   

  • Southeast Community CollegeExpanding CUREs at SCC to Ensure Biotechnology Career Readiness 


Photo caption: an example of microscopy similar to items sought by small colleges and universities