Science Market Update

New University Lab Equipment Funding at Texas A&M

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Jun 17, 2013

Lab suppliers interested in increasing lab sales leads and marketing university lab equipment may be interested in the latest research grants for graduate students at Texas A&M University. The Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University is giving $30,000 in funding to 21 graduate students. According to the TAMU Times, the stipulations of these grants are that the research funding must be spent on research costs, including purchase of lab equipment, laboratory analysis and field work. This funding may lead to some potential lab sales leads for lab suppliers, but it also demonstrates Texas A&M University’s dedication to funding both student and professional research, making the school a research powerhouse.

“Supporting graduate students at this critical time in their scientific careers, as they are learning how to develop and test hypotheses, collect and analyze data, and communicate their findings, is important to Texas Sea Grant,” said Texas Sea Grant Director Dr. Pamela Plotkin. “This program also provides them with hands-on experience finding funding, writing competitive grant proposals, navigating the peer-review process and conducting funded research within a timeline and budget – important professional skills that are not covered in the classroom.”

In addition to funding graduate student grants, Texas A&M University also receives a wealth of research funding for university lab equipment that could lead to greater lab sales lead. In 2012, the NIH and NSF gave Texas A&M University $58 million in total research funding. The NIH gave the university $42.2 million, which was distributed among 145 projects in life science disciplines. For a full list of departments receiving funding from the NIH at Texas A&M University, please visit the NIH website.

 

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Texas A&M University also received $15.8 million from the NSF in 2012. The research funding went towards a number of research departments in the life sciences field. The projects receiving funding in the life sciences varied among subjects such as behavioral systems, physiology and structural systems, and evolutionary processes. The Texas A&M life science project receiving the most NSF funding concerned osmoregulation in marine dinoflagellates and received $86,745.

Given the latest NIH and NSF funding statistics and graduate student research grants, it’s clear that Texas A&M University is a great market for lab suppliers interested in marketing university lab equipment and generating lab sales leads. If you are a lab supplier interested in networking with science researchers at Texas A&M University life science marketing events, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites you to attend our annual College Station BioResearch Product Faire™ Event held on the Texas A&M campus. Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is a full-service science research marketing and events-planning company that organizes life science marketing events at top research universities across the country.

Last year, the College Station BioResearch Product Faire™ Event attracted 128 attendees. Of those who came, 22 were purchasing agents, professors and post docs, and 18 were lab managers. The attendees came from 33 research buildings and 36 departments across campus. If you are interested in learning about other life science marketing events closer to home, we encourage you to view our 2013 calendar of events. For more information on Texas A&M University trade shows or funding statistics, click on the button below.  

 

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