Applying to Instrumental Access:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


No. Individuals, lab groups, and research projects are not eligible to apply on their own.

Program Fees & Additional Costs

No. While the equipment is a donation, all awardees are required to share procurement, warehousing, and shipping costs by paying a service fee. The fee is adjusted to income level of your country (according to World Bank classifications at the time of application) as follows:

  • Low-Income Country: $18,500
  • Lower-Middle-Income Country: $26,500
  • Upper-Middle-Income Country (or IBRD-eligible High Income): $33,500

Equipment Selection, Availability, and Quality

The Seeding Labs’ inventory consists of a wide variety of equipment, glassware, and consumables that are commonly used in biology or chemistry laboratories. You can see the types of equipment we typically distribute here. Please note that Seeding Labs cannot guarantee the availability of any particular item, make, or model at any given time.

Application Process & Timing


Other Questions


Accessing the Online Portal

Applications must be submitted through our online portal. Questions about the portal? Please download this document for help with:

  • Creating an account
  • Navigating the application form
  • Working on the application offline
  • Returning to a saved application
  • Submitting an application
Download the help document