For Big Instruments, Call Energy
December 1 is the deadline for applications to the Department of Energy’s Research Instrumentation Program, which buys equipment costing more than $100,000 for universities that have received at least $150,000 in DOE support over a two-year period. The $5-million-a-year program was started in 1984, along with other instrumentation support programs at the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. DOE bankrolls larger instruments than the other two agencies. Last year there were 208 applicants and 22 awards, averaging $215,000 apiece. The equipment can be used for atomic and nuclear physics, chemical and coal sciences, geosciences, materials science, or biomedical and environmental research. For more information, contact the DOE Office of Energy Research, University Research Instrumentation Program, 1000 Independence Ave., S.W., Room 3F061, Washington, D.C. 20585; (202) 586-8949.
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