Reporter 400, 21 April 1997

Cash for equipment

Departments are invited to identify up to three priority equipment requirements for the Joint Research Equipment Initiative. There are two competitions this year; for projects under £200,000 there is a fund of £5m administered by the Research Councils and for projects over £200,000 a fund of at least £16m, administered by the funding councils. Bids can be for no more than 50% of the total cost, and no less than 20% must be from external sources. For details contact Walter Lewis in the Research Support Unit ext 4091.

CVCP Chief Executive has welcomed Labour's plan to introduce a National Endowment Fund for Science, Technology and the Arts and proposals to use lottery funds to tackle the research equipment crisis.

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