NIH RFP for Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (SIG S10)


TITLE:   Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (SIG, S10)
PAR-13-008, reissue of PAR-12-017


DUE:  Submission Window 21 February to 21 March 2013

AWARD/SCOPE:  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. The SIG program will not support requests for:

  • the development of new instrumentation;
  • general purpose equipment or purely instructional equipment;
  • instruments used for clinical (billable) care;
  • an instrument with a base cost of less than $100,000;
  • multiple instruments bundled together to meet the $100,000 minimum;
  • a series of complementary related instruments which share a common research focus;
  • an assortment of instruments to furnish a research facility;
  • software unless it is integral to the operation of a piece of equipment;
  • institutional administrative management systems, clinical management systems;
  • equipment for routine sustaining infrastructure: standard computer networks, autoclaves, hoods and equipment to upgrade animal facilities.


Abraham Levy, Shared Instrumentation Program,  301-435-0777,
Email: [email protected]

Steven Birken, Shared Instrumentation Program,  301-435-0815,
Email: [email protected]

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