BUILD Mid-Size Equipment Awards Program

The Mid-Size Equipment Awards Program, funded through BUILD, provides BUILD faculty mentors the opportunity to acquire equipment valued at less than $25,000 (with a $10,000 minimum) that is justified based on direct benefit to BUILD student training. Awards up to $24,999 will support the purchase of midsize equipment (equipment costing between $10,000 and $24,999).

Award Features and Requirements

  • Awards will provide support for the purchase of equipment.  
  • Awards cannot be combined as part of the purchase of large equipment. 
  • Awards cannot be used to purchase materials, training, warranties, travel, and software not required to use the equipment.
  • BUILD student participation and training need to be clearly integrated into the research plan to use the equipment.

Restrictions and Limit on Number of Submissions

  • This award is limited to faculty who are part of the BUILD mentor pool.  
  • Proposals that benefit multiple BUILD students may be given preference. 
  • An individual may be listed (PI or Co-Investigator) on only one proposal. 
  • Priority will be given to those PIs that have not received funding in the past.  
  • Budgets must follow the same rules/spending limitations as federal grants.  
  • Individuals with three previous awards (CRSG or RSG grant or equipment awards) are no longer eligible to apply.
  • Funds must be spent by May 30.

Proposal Review

The applications will be evaluated by the BUILD Internal Project Review Sub-Committee that includes broad representation across health-related research disciplines.

Submission Method

Download the application provided below and submit the completed application to Please submit Biographical Sketches for all key personnel, a Confidential Personal Data Form, and any other supporting documentation.