Free Equipment Available (U
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Tue Aug 29 10:32:37 EDT 1995
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OFFICE MEMO Free Equipment Available (U.S. only) Date: 8/29/95
Free Equipment Available in U.S.
Used equipment such as electronic hardware, computers, etc. are available
free to institutions of higher learning in the U.S. through programs
established within the Federal government. One such program, in the
Department of Energy, is described below. Up to date listings of available
equipment, including searchable databases, can be reached through FEDIX at:
The United States Department of Energy, in accordance with its responsibility
to encourage research and development in the energy area, awards grants of
used energy-related laboratory equipment to universities and colleges and
other non-profit educational institutions of higher learning in the United
States for use in energy-oriented educational programs in the life, physical
and environmental sciences, and engineering.
Applications for the grant of available equipment in this program should be
submitted by an eligible, non-profit educational institution to the DOE
operations office responsible for the site where the specific equipment is
known to be located.
The monthly Energy-Related Laboratory Equipment Catalog (ERLE) is available
on a yearly subscription from the Government Printing Office. An order form
is provided on the back inside cover of the ERLE catalog.
Eligibility and Procedures
Any non-profit, educational institution of higher learning, such as a
university, college, junior college, technical institute, museum, or
hospital, located in the U.S. and interested in establishing or up-grading
energy-oriented educational programs in the life, physical and environmental
sciences, and engineering is eligible.
An institution is not required to have a current DOE grant or contract in
order to participate in this program. High schools, grade schools, and
vocational trade schools are excluded. An energy-oriented program is defined
as an academic research activity dealing primarily or entirely in
energy- related topics.
Because of space limitations, cost of equipment storage and requests by other
Federal agencies for DOE equipment, institutions have 30 days, from the time
of "freezing" the equipment, to submit their grant application. Application
reviews and grant awards will be performed on a first-received, first-
Send equipment applications to the appropriate DOE operations office. A list
of operations offices is on Page V. Applications may contain multiple
equipment items from more than one DOE facility in the facilities are served
by the same DOE operations office. If the equipment is located at more than
one facility, not served by the same DOE operations office, an application
must be submitted to each DOE operations office.
The responsibility for identifying the location of equipment rests with the
requesting institution. Specific questions concerning equipment should be
directed to the organization responsible for the
item(s) under consideration. General inquiries may be made to:
U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Science Education, ER-31
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20585
ATTN: Larry L. Barker
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