(CLOSED) Limited Submission: Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10)


Please note that the internal deadline for this program has passed. However, proposals may still be submitted for this program as long as they are scientifically distinct. If you are interested in submitting, please email an internal application according to the instructions below to Lauren Sisko at limsub@uga.edu.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to continue the Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program administered by ORIP. The objective of the Program is to make available to institutions expensive research instruments that can only be justified on a shared-use basis and that are needed for NIH-supported projects in basic, translational or clinical areas of biomedical and bio-behavioral research. The SIG Program provides funds to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, state-of-the-art, specialized, commercially available instrument or an integrated instrumentation system. An integrated instrumentation system is one in which the components, when used in conjunction with one another, perform a function that no single component could provide. The components must be dedicated to the system and not used independently.

The SIG Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $50,000.

Types of supported instruments include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffractometers, mass and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, cell sorters, and biomedical imagers. Applications for “stand alone” computer systems (supercomputers, computer clusters and data storage systems) will only be considered if the instrument is solely dedicated to the research needs of NIH-supported investigators.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date. The earliest submission date is April 30, 2017.

Limitation Details

Applicant organizations may submit more than one application, provided that each application is scientifically distinct. If you are interested in submitting to this program, you must first notify the Office of Research, who will make the determination of whether all applications are “scientifically distinct.” Please submit an internal application according to the internal submission instructions below.

Internal applications must include:

  • A cover page listing
    • The name of this funding opportunity and title of your proposal
    • Principal Investigator name, UGA position, and UGA office contact information
    • Collaborator names, positions, and institutions
  • A maximum of three pages describing both need and rationale for the instrument to be purchased or upgraded, including estimated total cost

Internal submission instructions: The above internal application materials should be submitted via email as a single .PDF file to limsub@uga.edu by the listed internal deadline. Please submit questions regarding the internal competition to Lauren Sisko at limsub@uga.edu.

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