The purpose of the Hollings Cancer Center’s (HCC) Equipment and Technology Award (ETA) is to provide a mechanism for replacing aging, obsolete or damaged research instrumentation, or to acquire new research equipment that represents the latest advances in the field. Support for development of new technologies, beyond equipment purchases, will also be considered for funding by this mechanism. The overall aim of the program is to provide the availability of state-of-the-art multi-user instrumentation and/or technologies necessary to support the research goals of cancer center investigators.
There is no funding limit specified for this award mechanism, however, requests must be suitably justified. Priority will be given to applications that use this ETA mechanism as a match for applications submitted to external agencies (e.g., NIH S10, Foundations, etc.). Institutional matching funds (e.g., departmental, college, Provost) are also highly encouraged.
Prior to submitting a proposal, each applicant is encouraged to request a brief consultation with Drs. Steven Rosenzweig and/or Richard Drake in an effort to preliminarily evaluate the institutional need and feasibility of the proposed instrumentation.
Each application will be assigned to internal and external reviewers having substantial expertise in cancer research and in reviewing equipment and technology development grants.
Review criteria will include: