The Board of Regents (BoR) solicits proposals to facilitate science and engineering (S&E) research, education and training opportunities for faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students. Funding for this program is available under Louisiana’s NSF EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) award. The Links with Industry, Research Centers, and National Laboratories (LINK) program will be administered through the BoR’s Office of Sponsored Programs and will operate under the guidance of the State’s EPSCoR Committee.
Through Federal/State supports, an ecosystem of Core User Facilities (CUF) at LSU, Louisiana Tech, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Tulane University has been established, which includes the Advanced Manufacturing and Machining Facility (AMMF), the Materials Manufacturing, Testing, and Evaluation Facility (MMTEF), the Shared Instrumentation Facility (SIF), the Institute for Micromanufacturing (IfM), the Institute for Materials Research and are given access at the same rates charged to the on-campus users. Collectively, these are called LAMDA Core User Facilities (LAMDA-CUF), https://www.lsu.edu/eng/cimm/CUF/index.php. This RFP is designed to facilitate science and engineering (S&E) research, education and training opportunities for faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students by providing access for qualified proposals to the LAMDA-CUF.