Program Labs are for departmental, programmatic research and instructional needs. Examples may include: instructional lab-classrooms, labs for student research, facilities with specialized equipment shared by a department or area faculty, and labs dedicated to a strategic research area or method that are shared by a number of projects and researchers. The respective department chairs control access to assigned Program Labs. A request for a Program Lab must come from a department chair.
Departments with LabSpace Program awards will be responsible for submitting an annual survey about their lab activities. These results will be used to help the LabSpace Faculty Advisory Committee review Program Lab awards every four years.
To apply for a Program Lab, the chair or director should complete the online form on behalf of the program in need. For technical assistance with the online proposal form, contact Program Officer Adrienne Witzel. The web form is for Program Lab proposals only. Please do not submit a LabSpace proposal using the online form if you are requesting a Project Lab. Externally funded projects should use the Project Lab web applications.
The submission process is ongoing, but proposals submitted by mid-April have the best chance of being reviewed and, if approved, implemented by the following academic year.
Once submitted, proposal will be read by the LabSpace Faculty Advisory Committee. The committee will discuss the proposal and respond in one of three ways. First, the committee may simply approve or deny the request. Second, the committee may request additional information in writing before making a decision. Third, the committee may ask to meet with you and your colleagues to discuss the proposal before making a decision. Brian Roberts, chair of the LabSpace Faculty Advisory Committee, will notify the department of the committee’s decision.
On the application form, you will be asked to outline or describe::
Feel free at any point to contact LabSpace to discuss this opportunity further.