Shared Instrumentation Grant Program 2014

Sponsor: NIH

Program: Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10)

Program number: PAR-14-073

Award amount: $600,000

Number of applications UW can put forward: There is no limit on the number of applications an institution may submit, provided the applications are for different types of equipment.

OR internal deadline: 2/27/14

OSP deadline: 3/14/14

Sponsor deadline: 3/21/14


The ORIP 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 $100,000. The maximum award is $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.

Pre-proposal instructions

An internal application process is required in order to verify that each equipment request from our institution is unique. Faculty who intend to submit an equipment request, must email the following information:
- PI Name
- Instrument requested
- Total direct costs
- Short justification of what the instrument will be used for

- A list of potential users to (for School of Medicine applicants) or (for non-School of Medicine applicants) by 5:00 PM Thursday, February 27, 2014.

Full proposals are due to the sponsor on 3/21/14, so you will need to have your materials in to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 3/14/14 for processing, if given the go ahead by the Proposal Review Committee. Other open limited submissions opportunities, as well as the internal proposal review committee review and selection process outline, are here:  Please feel free to email us at with questions or information on any limited submission opportunities that should be but are not already listed on that page.

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