Nebraska small college-university teaching-research equipment funded

November 14, 2023

Nebraska EPSCoR provides equipment funding


Nebraska EPSCoR’s “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 7, 2023:

  • Bellevue University … Kinesiology Lab Equipment
  • Midland University … Warrior Health and Performance Lab Equipment & Chemistry Equipment
  • Southeast Community College … Fermentation and DNA Sequencing to Engage Students and Meet Local Workforce Demand
  • Union College …  Gas Chromatograph Replacement for Teaching and Research
  • York College … Biology Laboratory Trinocular Fluorescent Microscope and Microscope Camera
Nebraska EPSCoR conducts this program with funding currently through NSF RII Track-1 Award OIA #2044049. For more information please visit Nebraska EPSCoR's programs for Small Colleges and Universities.