FUN Equipment Loan Program

FUN is pleased to announce the first Call for Proposals for the new Equipment Loan Program.  Through generous donations from Kinder Scientific, ADInstruments, Lafayette Instrument Company, and Noldus Information Technology we are now accepting applications for proposals requesting a loan of equipment for research and/or teaching for FUN members.

Available equipment:

Kinder Scientific: Startle Reflex, Plus Maze for mice, Plus Maze for rats, Radial Arm Maze, Avoidance Learning, Forced Swim for mice, Cage Rack with rearing option, Open Field with rearing option, Hole Board, Cue & Contextual Fear Conditioning, Tail Suspension for mice.  More information available at the Kinder Scientific website.

AdInstruments: The PTB151 Human Physiology System I Kit.

Lafayette Instruments: Rat Forced Exercise System (one 80805A FES with handheld control six 80806 wheels) and Rat Stand-alone Running Wheel (one 80859 wheel and one 86060 counter)

Noldus Information Technology: Two copies of the EthoVision software for a 2 year loan period. Each loan will include the EthoVision XT base software, picolo diligent digitizer board, the Multiple Body Points module, Multiple Arenas module, Social Interaction module, Trial & Hardware Control Module, and the Physiology Integration Module.  The only thing they cannot provide is the CCD camera (that is necessary for obtaining video image for EthoVision XT – but Noldus can provide you with recommendations of cameras when the winner is chosen).

All dues-paying members of FUN are eligible to apply for this program.  Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2009 and we anticipate making the first awards in mid-October.  All funding decisions for this cycle will be completed by December 31, 2009.

The Equipment Loan Program Application is only available to dues-paying members of FUN.  The application page will appear in the left-hand navigation menu (between For Faculty and For Programs) after logging into the site.