DePaul University Academic Affairs > Faculty Resources > Scholarship > University Research Council > Research Equipment Grants
Research Equipment Grants are intended to provide funding for the purchase or rental of research-related equipment that would enhance and expand upon the research efforts of tenured and tenure-track DePaul faculty members. The council will consider requests for subsidies of up to $3,500 per grant. This program is inteded to supplement, not replace, other sources of support, such as departmental funds, association subventions, and external grants.
Eligibility for faculty development grants is limited to full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty. Faculty may apply for one grant award per program (e.g., URC Research Equipment Grant, QIC Competitive Instructional Grant, etc.) per year.
Applications are accepted in the Fall and Winter with deadlines of October 15th and March 15th, respectively. Late applications cannot be accepted.
The equipment requested must be equipment that is not normally provided by the applicant's department and/or college, and not available through other parts of the university. The equipment must be needed for the competion of a particular research project. Any equipment purchased with URC grant funds remains property of DePaul University and should be disposed of in accordance with appropriate university policies and procedures. In awarding grants, the council takes into acount three priorities: the originality and quality of the project, the organization and feasibility of the course design, and the applicant's record of completing projects.
Applicants should submit the following through Campus Connect (click on "Grant Proposals" in the "Faculty Center" section) by the appropriate deadline:
Applicants will also be asked to attach the following to their application:
Grant recipients should keep the following in mind: