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Laboratory Safety Renovation Program

Safe and functional research and teaching laboratories are critical to advancing Kansas State University to meet our vision of becoming a top 50 public research university. The Laboratory Safety Renovation Program provides funding to address safety and compliance issues within laboratories. 

Uncommitted central funding of $500,000 has been identified from the deferred maintenance support fund. Proposals for funding support require a one-to-one department match leveraging up to $1 million invested in the improvement of our laboratories to enhance teaching and research.

The Laboratory Renovation Working Group will review and prioritize proposals based on the guiding principles.


  • Proposals must address resolution of a safety or compliance concern within or related to research or teaching laboratory space.
  • Requests for new equipment will not be considered.

Guiding Principles

The guiding principles align with the K-State 2025 strategic plan and will be used to prioritize proposals for funding.

Submit a Proposal

Review the submission guidelines and download the application form. Proposals are due April 10, 2020.


Deadline extended for Laboratory Safety Renovation Program proposals, Mar. 25, 2020

Reminder: Laboratory Safety Renovation Program cost estimate requirements, Feb. 24, 2020

Laboratory Safety Renovation Program call for proposals, Jan. 31, 2020