Equipment is provided for use on the project that has been approved for funding by STFC.
It is expected that equipment will be purchased within the first twelve months. Equipment may not be purchased in the final six months of a research grant without the prior, written, approval of STFC. STFC will wish to be assured that the item of equipment is essential to the research.
Equipment purchases funded from a research grant will normally become the property of the host Research Organisation provided that the investigator(s) whilst employed at that Research Organisation, has free access to, and use of, the equipment during the lifetime of the research grant.
In certain circumstances, STFC may wish to retain ownership of equipment throughout the period of the grant and possibly beyond. In such cases the research grant will be subject to an additional condition.
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