The purpose of the College Equipment Grants Program is to contribute to science programs at colleges and universities with enrollments of no more than 7,500 undergraduate students. The grant was created to be used to assist with the purchase of new instrumentation or to upgrade existing instrumentation, accessories and equipment related to the study of spectroscopy. The maximum amount of the grant is $5,000.
In recent years, grants were awarded to approximately 50% of the colleges and universities that submitted applications.
All public or private colleges and universities are eligible, but only institutions located within the geographical boundaries are eligible to apply for this equipment grant.
Institutions are only eligible to receive a grant every two years; therefore, the 2020 Grantee Schools are not eligible for a grant in 2021, and thus should not apply this year.