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NIH - Shared Instrumentation Grant Program

The ORIP Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgraade a single item of expensive, specialized, commericially available instrumentation or an integrated system that costs at least $100,000. That 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.


Key Dates:

Earliest Submission Date: February 21, 2014

Application Due Dates: March 21, 2014, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. 

Scientific Merit Review: June 2014 and November, 2014.

Advisory Council Review: October 2014 and January 2015.

Earliest Start Date: April 1, 2015.

Please visit the nih grant site to read over the guidelines and application instructions. Their website can be found here.