January 21, 2014

NIH Limited Submission Funding Opportunities: Shared Instrumentation Grant Program

The 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.

School of Medicine (VUSM) investigators intending to apply to the S10 Shared 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 VUSM investigators, and recommend priority for VUSM matching funds.

Link to the program announcement: PAR-14-073

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

To submit an internal proposal, please click on the link to the VUMC SIG Internal Proposal Form below 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.

VUMC SIG Internal Proposal Form: https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=2WsWeNx4ff

Internal proposals are due to the Office of Research no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31. 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.