June 11, 2013

NIH Limited Submission Funding Opportunities: High-End Instrumentation Grant Program (S10)

The ORIP High-End Instrumentation Grant (HEI) program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase a single major item of equipment to be used for biomedical research that costs at least $750,000.

The maximum award is $2 million. Instruments in this category include, but are not limited to, biomedical imaging systems, NMR spectrometers, mass spectrometers, electron microscopes and supercomputers.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators intending to apply to the S10 High-End Instrumentation Grant program should submit an internal proposal to the VUMC Office of Research for review by the VUMC Institutional Shared Resource Oversight Committee (ISROC). The ISROC will resolve any conflicts between potentially overlapping proposals from SOM investigators, and recommend priority for institutional matching funds.

Link to the program announcement: PAR-13-101

An internal proposal is required for projects that will request institutional matching funds. Proposals submitted on behalf of or in collaboration with a VUMC core facility or shared resource will have priority for matching.

Proposal requirements are:
• Applicant information
• Equipment information, including a vendor’s quote
• List of three NIH-funded investigator/users and their projects
• Brief (1,000 words maximum) project plan including: plans for integration of the instrument into a shared resource/core facility and instrument management; mechanisms for operational support and user access; and a brief list of any other major user projects.

(See complete proposal requirements on VUMC HEI Internal Proposal Form)

To submit an internal proposal, please click on the link to the VUMC HEI Internal Proposal Form and complete all fields. Be sure to scroll down to click "Submit" once all information has been entered or uploaded. You will be contacted if more information is needed.

Internal proposals are due to the Office of Research no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, June 14. Late submissions will not be accepted. If you have questions, please contact Susan Meyn in the Office of Research at s.meyn@vanderbilt.edu or 322-0470.