SIF85 Neuroscience

Project Manager: Ian Baucom, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Neuroscience and Energy Strategic Research Initiatives: The purpose of this award is to provide initial interest costs (3 yrs) for renovation of the Gilmer/Chemistry buildings to support growth in neuroscience and energy.

BoV Approved: December 2016

Project Dates: 12/21/2016 – 12/20/2019

Funding Awarded: $521,844

Executive Summary

This project provided funding support for debt service for the University’s approximately fifty million-dollar contribution to renovation expense for two buildings constructed in the 1960’s that are critical to research and instruction at the University. Renovations at the Chemistry Building and in the Gilmer Hall Addition are nearing completion, and renovations in the original portion of Gilmer Hall have begun, with completion scheduled for 2022. Gilmer Hall and the Gilmer Hall Addition provide space essential for neuroscience research. The renewed Chemistry Building now provides state of the art space for Energy research.

Current Status: Completed