BUILD Small Equipment and Computers Awards Program

The Small Equipment and Computers Awards Program, funded through BUILD, provides BUILD faculty mentors the opportunity to acquire computers and/or small equipment (between $2,500-$10,000) justified based on direct benefit to BUILD student training. Awards up to $10,000 will support the purchase of lab computers and/or small equipment (equipment costing between $2,500 and $10,000).

Award Features and Requirements

  • Awards will provide support for the purchase of equipment and/or computers.  
  • 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 PIs that have not previously received funding.  
  • Budgets must follow the same rules/spending limitations as federal grants.  
  • Funds must be spent by December 1, 2023.
  • Individuals who either received this award twice or a midsize and small equipment award in the past are no longer eligible to apply.

Proposal Review

The BUILD Internal Project Review Sub-Committee will evaluate the applications, which 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.

Proposal Due Date: Monday, October 9, 2023, by 5 pm Pacific time

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