The Office of the Vice Provost for Research has announced a new internal funding program designed to help established investigators purchase new or replacement equipment for use in their research.
Through the Research Equipment Acquisition Program (REAP), faculty members can apply for up to $35,000 in matching funds to help purchase equipment that will enhance and expand research capabilities on campus. The grants require investigators to provide one-to-one matching funds, allowing instrument acquisition up to a total price tag of $70,000.
Dr. Truell Hyde, Baylor’s vice provost for research, says the Research Equipment Acquisition Program (REAP) targets faculty who have a demonstrated record of success in attracting competitive external funding.
“With the REAP program, we want to help investigators retire aging equipment and replace it with new devices necessary for the continued success of an established research program,” said Hyde. “Obsolete equipment can place investigators at a disadvantage when applying for their next grant, so this program will help our most productive faculty acquire and replace equipment vital to their research.”