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Deans’ InSPIRe seed program to be announced at the SRF Winter Open House Jan. 25th

When inspiration strikes, having access to scientific instrumentation can make the difference in being able to pursue a world-changing idea. Lack of funding should not be a barrier.

Through the generosity of the Deans of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, and the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, the barrier is coming down. On January 25th, the WVU Shared Research Facilities will be announcing the Deans’ Instrumentation Seed Program for Innovative Research. Deans’ InSPIRe is designed to allow faculty in these participating colleges limited, free access to SRF instrumentation. The WVU Research Office is matching the Deans’ contributions, dollar for dollar.

The program hopes to encourage faculty members’ creativity leading to preliminary findings that will allow them to attract funding from federal agencies and the private sector.

Details about Deans’ InSPIRe will be presented at the SRF’s Winter Open House, Friday, January 25th at 2:00 p.m. in ESB G64 on the Evansdale Campus and at 3:45 p.m. in CRL 156A on the Downtown Campus. Details will be posted on the SRF’s website the week following the Open House.

In addition to the announcement, the Winter Open House will include tours of SRF’s facilities and the chance to speak with the SRF managers about current and pending research projects. The open house will run from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.