MAES Equipment Grant

MAES Equipment Grant

The Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) at the University of Maryland was first established in 1888. Currently, it fosters research at all scales (e.g., molecular, cellular, organismic, and ecosystem) related to economically and environmentally sustainable food and fiber production. MAES operations are supported by the USDA-NIFA Hatch funding program and the State of Maryland. MAES researchers conduct innovative basic, applied (mission-oriented), and/or combination of basic & applied research on a wide array of topics including plant and animal genomics, infectious diseases, animal health, vaccine development, plant and animal physiology, basic biology, human health and nutrition, food processing and food safety, animal nutrition, environmental and ecosystem health, water quality, soil and watershed sciences, bioenergy, horticulture and landscape design, and the interface between agroecosystems and aquatic environment.

The research conducted by MAES researchers is aligned with AGNR’s Strategic Initiatives. The purpose of the MAES Equipment Grant Program is to improve research infrastructure and facilities by providing funding for high-priority equipment and instruments used to support Hatch and Hatch/Multistate projects. Equipment that benefits more than one project will be given priority.

Questions related to this call for proposals can be directed to either Dr. Puneet Srivastava ( or Rubie G. Mize (

SUBMISSION DEADLINE – Midnight (Eastern), September 30, 2021

MAES Equipment Grant Form