Equipment and Technology Application

Full applications are due by 4 p.m. on Mar. 15, 2021. Please send a single PDF file to Brett Bechtol (

Application Instructions | Awardee Expectations

Application Instructions

Application Format

Use standard Arial 11-point font, single space, and half-inch margins throughout the application. Consecutively number all pages.

Face Page

Complete the attached Face Page form.


200-word limit

Response to Previous Critiques

For resubmissions only; one-page limit

Required Sections

Introduction and Description of Equipment or Technology (do not exceed four pages for this section)

  • Overview of the scientific field that the equipment and technology will help serve.
  • Description of how the requested resources will support or advance specific scientific fields, projects, or investigators at Hollings Cancer Center.
  • Description of the equipment or technology and comparison with similar available equipment or technology, if applicable.
  • Justification for the support of staff related to the equipment or technology development.
  • Management plan for equipment or technology deployment to the MUSC community.

Business Plan and Current Support

  • Please include organization, finances, and a plan for long-term operation, cost recovery, cost effectiveness, and any cost sharing with other colleges, departments, schools, the Office of Research, or provost.
  • Please include a list of all past and current internal and external funding that has supported the instrumentation and technology in the Shared Resource.
  • Cost analysis (comparison) for similar equipment or technology (purchase price, service contract, reagents, etc.).
  • Budget: Use PHS 398 form page four followed by a budget justification and a quote for the instrument. The Hollings Cancer Center reserves the right to reduce award amounts.
  • Include direct costs only; there are no indirect costs associated with this grant. No faculty salaries are allowed. Any faculty effort related to this award must be listed. Personnel (e.g., support technician) are permitted.
  • Letter of support from the department, college, Office of Research, or provost as applicable. By signing the cover page, departmental, college, Office of Research, and provost business managers verify and approve the budget, including any cost share related to the equipment and service contract.


Include where the instrumentation will be housed, how it will be managed, and criteria for granting priority access. If the instrument or technology is part of a shared resource supported by units outside of Hollings, who will have oversight, conduct training and scheduling, manage maintenance, and underwrite or be responsible for recouping operational costs?


Not part of the page limit.


NIH Biosketch of director and co-directors if relevant.

Users Summary

List major and minor users (provide their Hollings Cancer Center affiliation and, if available, the research grants/funding level that will be supported or advanced by the instrument).

Letters of Support

Include up to five letters of support from major users and any cost-sharing units (see above).

Awardee Expectations

  • Publications resulting from use of funded equipment or technology must cite this award.

  • An annual progress report is required for three years following award, clearly presenting the execution and degree of success of the business plan (e.g., cost recovery from user fees and significant grant awards and application submissions facilitated by the instrument).