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Small instrumentation (approximately $10K) can be critical to moving a program forward. Funding opportunities for such equipment are infrequent. To meet this need in the Rutgers materials community, IAMDN is pleased to announce a request for proposals for small instrumentation.

Review Criteria:

  • Impact and Need:  Relevant to current or proposed nanotechnology project
  • Strategic Importance:  Alignment with the vision/goals of IAMDN
  • Participation:  Number of research groups who will use the instrument
  • Leverage:  As it relates to future proposals
  • Commitment:  Instrument maintenance plan and facilitate use by others

Eligibility: Current Rutgers researchers actively involved in interdisciplinary research aligned with the science and engineering goals of IAMDN.

Format: In 2 pages or less, detail the instrument, its need and use, and how the acquisition will meet all the review criteria.  A supplementary document indicating the instrument price (e.g. a quote) should accompany the two pages. Please indicate where the instrument will be located and how the instrument will be accessible to other users (if appropriate). 

Total Funding: 9 to 12 awards

Deadline: Monday, April 10, 2017, 5PM

Award Start Date: July 1, 2017

Submission: Email a single PDF file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Selection Process: A committee of senior faculty will review and rank submissions.

This call, funded by IAMDN, highlights the advantage of a university wide institute that cultivates Rutgers materials science research and can direct resources to specific needs among the materials community.

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