Bringing In The Research Dollars! (BiRD)

Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10)

Deadline: May 10, 2017 internal Emory deadline, May 31, 2017 agency deadline

Amount: An instrument with a base cost of $50,000 to $600,000


The 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 instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $50,000. There is no maximum price requirement; however, the maximum award is $600,000. Types of instruments supported 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.

Submission Limitations

There is no limit on the number of applications that Emory University may submit provided, however, that the applications are for different types of equipment. If two or more applications are submitted for similar equipment from Emory, we must provide documentation stating that that the submissions are not an unintended duplication, but are part of a campus-wide institutional plan.

Internal Coordination Guidelines

Interested applicants are asked to contact Holly Sommers to specify the type of equipment to be requested in their S10 applications. This must be completed by the internal deadline of May 10, 2017. Please review these internal guidelines to get started.

Note: Please view the High-End Instrumentation Grant Program for instrument over $600,000.

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