NIH Instrumentation Grant Programs Internal Deadlines

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

The deadlines for the NIH SIG, HEI, and SIFAR Programs are outlined below. Please see all announcements in attachment for specific internal submission criteria.

 


NIH High-­‐End Instrumentation Grant Program (HEI) (S10)

PROGRAM SYNOPSIS

High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrumentation or an integrated system that costs at least $600,001. The maximum award is still $2,000,000.

Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to, X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and confocal microscopes, cell-sorters, and biomedical imagers.

For eligibility, a major user group of three or more investigators who are Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) on active NIH research grants with the following activity codes, P01, R01, U01, R35, R37, DPI and DP2 must be identified. Once this eligibility requirement has been met, additional users with other types of active NIH research grants (such as but not limited to R03, R21, R55, P30, P41, P50) mechanisms can be added as major or minor users. NIH training grants and contracts are not eligible. To demonstrate the clear need for the requested instrumentation, the projects supported by NIH research grants should together require at least 75 percent of instrument time. The major user group should require at least 35 percent of total usage time.

DEADLINES

March 15, 2017: Internal letters of intent due from PIs

April 1, 2017: Internal approval notifications sent to PIs

May 31, 2017 (5:00 PM local time): NIH deadline, full proposal upload into grants.gov


NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (SIG) (S10)

PROGRAM SYNOPSIS

Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrumentation or an integrated system that costs at least $50,000. The maximum award is still $600,000.

Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to, confocal and electron microscopes, biomedical imagers, mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, cell-sorters, X-ray diffraction systems, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometers among others.

For eligibility, a major user group of three or more investigators who are Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) on active NIH research grants with the following activity codes, P01, R01, U01, R35, R37, DPI and DP2 must be identified. Once this eligibility requirement has been met, additional users with other types of active NIH research grants (such as but not limited to R03, R21, R55, P30, P41, P50) mechanisms can be added as major or minor users. NIH training grants and contracts are not eligible. To demonstrate the clear need for the requested instrumentation, the projects supported by NIH research grants should together require at least 75 percent of instrument time. The major user group should require at least 35 percent of total usage time.

DEADLINES

March 15, 2017: Internal letters of intent due from PIs

April 1, 2017: Internal approval notifications sent to PIs

May 31, 2017 (5:00 PM local time): NIH deadline, full proposal upload into grants.gov

 


NIH Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10)

PROGRAM SYNOPSIS

Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade scientific equipment necessary to carry out animal experiments (vertebrate or invertebrate) in all areas of biomedical research supported by the NIH.

Applicants may request clusters of commercially available instruments configured as specialized integrated systems or as series of instruments to support a thematic workflow in a well-defined area of research using animals or related materials. Priority will be given to specialized clusters of instruments and to uniquely configured systems to support innovative and potentially transformative investigations. Requests for a single instrument will be considered only if the instrument is to be placed in a barrier facility.

One item of the requested instrumentation must cost at least $50,000. No instrument in a cluster can cost less than $20,000. There is no maximum price requirement; however, the maximum award is $750,000.

Eligibility is similar to other NIH instrumentation grant programs (SIG, HEI).

DEADLINES

March 15, 2017: Internal letters of intent due from PIs

April 1, 2017: Internal approval notifications sent to PIs

May 31, 2017 (5:00 PM local time): NIH deadline, full proposal upload into grants.gov


 

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