NIH ORIP's S10 Instrumentation Grant Programs
The NIH's Office of Research Infrastructutre Program's (ORIP's) S10 Instrumentation Grant Programs consist of two components: the Shared Instrumentation Grants (SIG) and High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grants. These programs support purchases of state-of-the-art commercially available instruments to enhance research of NIH–funded investigators. Instruments that are awarded are typically too expensive to be obtained by an individual investigator with a research project grant. Every instrument awarded by an S10 grant is used on a shared basis, which makes the programs cost-efficient and beneficial to thousands of investigators in hundreds of institutions nationwide.
Types of instruments supported by S10 funding include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and confocal microscopes, cell-sorters, and biomedical imagers.
ORIP manages the S10 programs by issuing two Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) with one annual receipt date:
There is no limit on the number of applications an institution may submit, provided the applications request different types of equipment. However, if two or more applications are submitted for similar equipment, Dr. Mark Redfern, Vice Provost for Research, must provide documentation stating that this is not an unintended duplication, but part of a campus-wide institutional plan. Because of this requirement, it is essential that the University of Pittsburgh coordinate its submissions. To allow enough time for this internal review, please complete the internal application form accessible at Competition Space no later than March 20, 2017. Final applications are due to NIH by May 31, 2017.