Internal Equipment Grants

Internal Equipment Grants

Applications for equipment funding have been allocated into the following categories

  • Small item < $30,000
  • Large item $30,000 - $100,000
  • Large item > $100,000

Please note the following guidelines when applying for equipment item funding:

  • The lead PI on the application must be a SAHMRI Faculty member;
  • There is a rolling call for applications. Applications should be submitted two weeks before the Biosciences Pillar Committee meeting at which you want the application considered, please contact Leanne Sutherland ( for meeting dates;
  • Applications are not to exceed the allocated length (1 page) for the description of the equipment item;
  • Applications for the replacement of an existing equipment item must include justification for not repairing the equipment and the continued need for the equipment;
  • All applications must be accompanied by a current quotation for the requested equipment item;
  • Items of equipment that will be used by multiple research Themes/Groups within SAHMRI will be considered favourably;
  • Equipment items must be located within SAHMRI sites;
  • Applications for equipment items that have co-funding will be considered favourably;
  • Applications will be reviewed and ranked by the Biosciences Pillar Committee;
  • Requests for consumables/salary support will not be considered.

Applications must be submitted as a single PDF (including current quotation) via email to the Research Office (

If you have any questions regarding the completion of the application form please contact Leanne Sutherland (

Download this form.

Funding of Approved Requests

The Biosciences Pillar Committee recommends equipment to be funded and prioritises them but it cannot authorise purchase or allocation of funds, merely make recommendations.

Funding recommendations are then assessed outside of the Committee. You will receive a letter within two weeks of the Committee meeting indicating if your funding request has been approved. For those not funded, you will be advised of the future status of the request.

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