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University of Wisconsin–Madison

NIH High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) 2015

To:Chairs; Departments in the Biological, Physical, and Social Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; College/School Research Administrators
From:Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date:March 02, 2015
Subject:NIH High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) 2015


Deadline for Internal Review:April 17, 2015

Project Description

* Please note: This Program is independent of the NIH (SIG) Announcement

The ORIP High-End Shared Instrument Grant (HEI) 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 $600,000. The maximum award is $2,000,000. 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.

Amount per award: $600,000 – $2,000,000
Duration of award: 1 Year


There is no limit on the number of applications an institution may submit, provided the applications are for different types of equipment – each application is scientifically distinct.

Multiple applications from UW–Madison for similar instruments require official administrative assurance that such requests are a coordinated institutional effort and not unintended duplication. For this reason, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education review of the equipment requested is required. This is not an internal competition.


Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

To submit your application, follow this link:

  • PI and co-PIs
  • Departments involved
  • Name and description of the instrument
  • a statement of intended use
  • a list of the potential users

Sponsor Deadlines

Applications are due to the sponsor by May 29, 2015.


Contact Dave Schuster (608) 263-7274 or email