Nebraska small college-university teaching-research equipment funded

November 7, 2022

Nebraska EPSCoR provides equipment funding


Nebraska EPSCoR’s new “TRE” awards provide funds for Teaching and/or Research Equipment at the state’s small public or private colleges with annual research expenditures of less than $8 million. This TRE program emphasizes new, shared-use equipment and instrumentation that will enhance research and/or education activities for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning. Requests for TRE proposals (RFPs) are issued annually, with a limit of one request per institution. Each equipment request must not exceed $50,000 total. The award pays 80% of the equipment’s cost, with 20% coming from the requesting institution. TRE awards are supported by NSF EPSCoR resources, and the Nebraska EPSCoR State Committee decides the TRE proposals selected for funding. The following awards were determined at the committee's meeting on November 2, 2022:


  • Bryan College of Health Sciences … Increasing autoclave capacity at Bryan College of Health Sciences
  • Doane University … Enhancing Teaching and Research in Engineering at Doane University

  • Little Priest Tribal College … Teaching Equipment for Little Priest Tribal College’s New A.S. in Biology Program

  • Midland University …  Chemistry & Human Performance Equipment

  • Nebraska Indian Community College (NICC) … Equipment for Bachelors in Environmental Science

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney …  Enhancing Learning and Research at UNK with Portable Eye-tracking
For more information please visit Nebraska EPSCoR's programs for Small Colleges and Universities.