The deadline for internal proposals has been extended to April 29 to encourage OHSU faculty to submit your applications for the 2015 Shared Instrument Grant Program (S10). Don’t pass up the opportunity to acquire valuable resources for your lab!
This program provides groups of NIH-supported investigators funds to purchase or upgrade a single item of specialized, commercially available instrumentation or an integrated instrumentation system. The cost of instrumentation must be at least $50,000 (note that this figure is different from past years, where the lower limit was $100,000) and no more than $600,000. Types of instruments supported include confocal and electron microscopes, biomedical imagers, mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, cell-sorters, X-ray diffraction systems, and NMR spectrometers, among others.
OHSU is not limited in the number of applications we may submit, provided that the applications are for different types of equipment; however, internal coordination is required. A minimum of three major users who are PIs on active NIH research grants must be identified.
NOTE – INTERNAL PROPOSALS REQUIRED: To apply, you must submit a brief 1-3 page preliminary proposal to Dr. Sue Aicher, who is coordinating the review process, by Friday, April 3, 2015. The external application is due May 29, 2015. Your email should include the following:
1. What instrument will be requested, and why it is needed
2. Cost of the instrument, including vendor quote
3. Cost of maintenance contract
4. Where the instrument will be located
5. Major user group info (group of at least 3 scientists with qualifying federal funding at time of the award)
6. Institutional support
Proposals will be evaluated based on whether the instrument will enhance the proposal research, whether there is a good match between the proposal science and the requested instrument, the justification of need, the organization of the project, continuing commitment to the instrument, and the benefit to the overall research community.