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UF/IFAS Office of the Dean for Research

UF/IFAS Office of the Dean for Research

This call is for: Faculty

Submission deadline: October 10, 2023 (CLOSED)


The Florida Agricultural Experiment Station is pleased to announce a request for research equipment and infrastructure proposals. Funding is being provided to enhance research efforts in UF/IFAS. Our goal is to enhance infrastructural capacity for research within UF/IFAS, to increase the impacts of our research efforts, and to increase our competitiveness for extramural funding. Proposals for one-time expenditures of non-recurring funds are requested, including one-time costs associated with equipment installation, such as room modifications, power requirements, etc., based on prior discussions with UF/IFAS Facilities & Operations.  Though we recognize their importance, proposals to support personnel or recurring infrastructure expenses (e.g., long-term equipment leases, maintenance contracts) are not eligible for these funds.


Written quotes for equipment or infrastructure will be required before funds are released to PIs. PIs are expected to have all funds encumbered by the end of the Fiscal Year (June) 2024 and to certify that they have obtained a written quote for the proposed equipment or infrastructure item(s).


We are accepting one proposal per PI for up to $75,000 of support per award (total of up to $750,000 in this competition). Proposals will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Positioning for extramural funding after the equipment / infrastructure is acquired.
  2. Multiple faculty utilization of the equipment / infrastructure.
  3. Matching funds are required. Higher matching commitments from multiple faculty will be viewed more favorably.
  4. Faculty must have an active Capacity Project in the NIFA Reporting System (NRS, formerly REEport) that has been approved by NIFA prior to submission. For assistance with NRS, please contact Dana Holt (


Proposals are due to the Dean for Research office on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.

For details on the application process and to submit an application, please go to:

Submission Process: If you have IT issues with the website or do not receive an email confirmation upon submission, please contact Brian Gray ( All other questions please contact John Davis at or 352-392-1784.