Small Research Equipment Acquisition Program
Small Research Equipment Acquisition Program (S-REAP) will provide up to $25,000 to support the purchase of small multi-user instrumentation that facilitates research across the four Arizona Technology Research Initiative Fund (TRIF) initiatives. The S-REAP program is a complementary, smaller equipment analog of the Research Equipment Acquisition Program (REAP) offered annually in the fall. Further program details are included as an attachment to this message. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year and evaluated monthly. To allow for sufficient time to complete the purchase and receive the instrumentation, purchased are strongly encouraged to be submitted no later than January 1 of the fiscal year in which the award was made. Eligible proposals to these programs must clearly delineate how the proposed work is related to one or more TRIF initiatives.
The Office of the Vice President for Research announces the continuation of the Small Research Equipment Acquisition Program (S-REAP) as a limited-term intramural award for FY2021. The S-REAP program is a complementary, smaller equipment analog of the Research Equipment Acquisition Program (REAP) offered annually in the fall. S-REAP will provide up to $25,000 to support the purchase of small multi-user instrumentation that facilitates research on campus. Like the REAP awards, S-REAP provides funding to purchase equipment to support research across the four AZ Technology Research Initiative Fund (TRIF) initiatives:
- Water, Environment, and Energy Solutions (WEES)
- Improving Health (iHealth)
- National Security Systems
- Exploring Planetary Systems
Full-time tenured/tenure track faculty members across all NAU colleges are eligible to serve as a PI on S-REAP proposals. Faculty members who are both (1) NAU regular employees (i.e., benefit eligible) and (2) eligible to serve as Principal Investigators/ Project Directors on extramural grants may serve as co-PIs on S-REAP proposals.
PI with active start-up funding are eligible to receive S-REAP awards provided a cost share of at least 25% toward the purchase price of the instrument is contributed from the start-up account. For example, if the purchase price of the instrument is $24 K, then $6 K must come from start-up funds while $18 K may be requested through the S-REAP program.
Professors of Practice are eligible to apply to this program. Research Track faculty members are also eligible to be principal investigators on proposals to this program if they have a tenure faculty co-investigator substantively involved as a partner in the proposed and can demonstrate in the proposal available, non-committed effort.
Award information Accordion Closed
S-REAP applicants can request up to $25,000 through this opportunity. Proposals will also be considered that exceed this limit provided matching contributions are identified that bring the requested amount below $25,000 (for example a $40,000 instrument would require $15,000 of matching funds to be acquired through the S-REAP program).
Award period Accordion Closed
Funds are awarded for instrument purchase by January 1, 2022 and instrument receipt no later than June 1, 2022.
The TRIF S-REAP awards will not fund Accordion Closed
- Used or refurbished equipment
- Renovation costs or building systems (e.g., HVAC, electrical or plumbing systems)
- Requests for equipment/software not used primarily for research
- Requests to duplicate equipment or software that exists elsewhere on campus are permitted with appropriate justification
When to apply Accordion Closed
The S-REAP program is a limited term opportunity for FY2022. Applications are are received on a rolling basis throughout the year and evaluated monthly. All applications must include a firm vendor quote for the purchase of the proposed instrumentation.
How to apply Accordion Closed
S-REAP Application Guidelines Interested applicants should complete all requested information on the S-REAP Face Page and S-REAP Narrative Template documents.
Applications for S-REAP funding must be submitted electronically. The Face Pages (Sections I-III), Narrative (Section IV), and Additional Documentation (Section V) should be combined into one PDF document and emailed to email@example.com.
The PDF document must be saved as follows: SREAPYEAR_Last name of applicant_First name of applicant, e.g., SREAP2021_Smith_PattiThe Subject of the e-mail must read as follows: SREAPYEAR Last name of applicant, First name of applicant, e.g., SREAP2021 Smith, Patti
Selection criteria Accordion Closed
Priority will be given to meritorious proposals most clearly demonstrating that:
- Acquisition of the proposed instrument will directly impact a planned proposal submission to one or more specified extramural grant opportunities
- The research projects/programs that will benefit from the equipment/software are aligned with at least one of the FY2017-2021 TRIF initiatives (see above).
- The equipment/software will be used by researchers from two or more academic units
- Infrastructure exists to house and maintain the equipment, and to provide training to cross-campus users including students
- Matching contributions can be provided at the investigator, department, or college level, or via extramural sources, to support instrumentation, maintenance, and/or supplies
- The proposed equipment/software will increase NAU’s research capacity