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2019 OSU Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF)
Current solicitation: https://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive-programs/research-equipment-reserve-fund
Cost-share Request to College of Science and Departments
Requests must be received by February 15, 2019 @ email@example.com
Faculty are allowed to be the PI or Co-I on only one submission per solicitation.
Faculty members with the rank of instructor and above are eligible to serve as Principal Investigator (PI). Faculty with courtesy, affiliate or adjunct appointments may serve as Co-Investigator (Co-I) only. Research Associates, Postdoctoral Scholars, and Postdoctoral Fellows are not eligible to serve as PI or Co-I.
For proposals listing multiple users including CO-Is, the PI must obtain a letter of support (limit one page) which consists of a signed acknowledgement from each of the individuals listed stating that they have agreed to be so recognized and certifying that they have a legitimate need for the equipment being sought in the proposal, preferably with commitment of matching funds.
PIs and Co-Is may receive an award from the RERF program only one time in a 24-month period as the PI. PIs and Co-Is that have received RERF funding as the PI in Spring 2017 and after are NOT eligible to apply. PIs and Co-Is who apply after the 24-month period are only eligible if the required final report(s) from the previous Research Office Incentive Programs has been submitted.
Matching funds must be provided according to the rate table outlined on the RO website. Note that funds originating from the Research Office (e.g. capital equipment start-up funding) cannot be used as a source of the required match. Also note that any maintenance costs beyond the warranty period identified in the purchase agreement, building modifications, and training are not eligible for support from the RERF funds nor should the matching funds be designated as supporting these activities.
Grant funds contracted through DOE National Laboratories and some types of EPA Cooperative Agreements may not be used as matching funds. These organizations retain ownership of equipment purchased with their funds, even if their investment is only a minor contribution to the overall purchase price.
Resubmitted proposals must be accompanied by a letter, not to exceed one page, explaining how the reviewers’ comments from the previous submission have been addressed.
Use of Funds
The following provides common examples of eligible and ineligible items based on recent proposals submitted to this program:
Budget items ELIGIBLE for support. Research equipment may be:
Budget items NOT ELIGIBLE for support