Dear FUN members

The Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the 2021 Equipment Loan Program. Annually, the FUN Equipment Loan Program works through collaborations with equipment vendors to develop opportunities for neuroscience faculty to offer their products, services, and training on their equipment for up to a two-year loan with the intent to purchase the equipment at the end of the grant program. The vendors are always willing to work with the scientists so please apply even if you want a different version of the equipment listed here.

Through generous donations from ADInstruments (ADI), Noldus Information Technology (NIT), Kent Scientific Corporation (KST) and Stoelting we are now accepting applications for proposals requesting a loan for equipment supporting neuroscience faculty research and/or teaching for FUN members. A complete list of equipment that will be available for loan during this grant program cycle is listed below. Please note that only single versions of the equipment listed below are available for loan at this time – it is not possible to request multiple pieces of a single item (unless otherwise noted or the awardee is seeking to purchase these additional pieces of equipment beyond the terms of the FUN Equipment Loan Program).

All current dues-paying members of FUN are eligible to apply for this program. If you are not a member and would like to become one, please go to and go to the member’s link to register. Grant program applications will be submitted electronically as a single pdf file to the Co-Chairs of the ELP program: and

The deadline for the FUN 2021 Equipment Loan Program application submission is: April 26th, 2021 11:59 pm (PST). Awards will be announced by the second week of May 2021.

Call details, list of equipment and application details can be found here:


Divya Sitaraman (she/her/hers)

Assistant Professor

California State University-East Bay


Visiting Scientist

Janelia Research Campus

Howard Hughes Medical Institute