Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about receiving equipment

We select Instrumental Access awardees via a competitive application process.

For information about eligibility, program requirements, and details about the application process, please check out this page.

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For the most up-to-date and detailed information about eligibility requirements, please read our information for applicants.

In general, Seeding Labs accepts applications from colleges and universities, university-affiliated research institutes, and public research institutes that are located in eligible low- and middle-income countries and that are willing and able to meet all program requirements, including paying a fee that offsets some of our shipping and handling costs.

We do NOT accept applications from hospitals (except for academic departments at university-affiliated teaching hospitals), medical clinics, primary or secondary schools, orphanages, NGOs that are not universities or research institutes, or for-profit companies.

Questions about donating equipment

No. Seeding Labs can only accept scientific research equipment that has been decontaminated and is in good working condition. We cannot accept items that are broken, missing parts, or need to be refurbished.