The Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10) provides groups of NIH-supported investigators funds to purchase or upgrade shared equipment costing $50,000 to $2 million. Instrument types supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffractometers, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, cell sorters, and biomedical imagers.
The Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) and High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) are both open. OHSU is not limited in the number of applications it can submit as long as the applications are for different types of equipment. However, internal review is required.
How to apply
To apply, you must submit a 1-2 page preliminary proposal to the Competitive Application Portal by Friday, April 23, 2021. Early submission is encouraged. The external application is due to the NIH June 1, 2021.
Your internal application must include the following:
- What instrument will be requested, and why it is needed
- Cost of the instrument, including vendor quote
- Cost of maintenance contract
- Where the instrument will be located
- Major group users’ info (group of at least three scientists with qualifying federal funding at time of the award)
- Institutional support
Proposals will be evaluated 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.