The Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10) provides groups of NIH-supported investigators funds to purchase or upgrade shared equipment costing $50,000 to $600,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to, X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, electron and confocal microscopes, cell-sorters, and biomedical imagers.
OHSU is not limited in the number of applications submitted, provided the applications are for different types of equipment.
INTERNAL COORDINATION IS REQUIRED: To apply, you must submit a brief 1-3 page preliminary proposal to Dr. Sue Aicher, who is coordinating the review process, by Friday, March 18, 2016. The external application can be submitted as early as April 16, 2016 with May 16, 2016 being the deadline. Your email should include the following:
- What instrument will be requested, and why it is needed
- Cost of the instrument, including vendor quote
- Cost of maintenance contract
- Where the instrument will be located
- Major group users’ info (a minimum of three major users who are PIs on active NIH research grants must be identified)
- Institutional support
Applications will be evaluated based on whether the instrument will enhance the proposal research, whether there is a good match between the proposal science and the requested instrument, the justification of need, the organization of the project, continuing commitment to the instrument, and the benefit to the overall research community.