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University of Wisconsin–Madison

NIH High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) 2017

To:Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological & Physical Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; College/School Research Administrators
From:Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date:December 20, 2016
Subject:NIH High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) 2016 PAR-17-076


Deadline for Notice of Intent:April 03, 2017

Project Description

The High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant 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 $600,001. 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 and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and confocal microscopes, cell-sorters, and biomedical imagers.

Amount per Award: $600,000 – $2,000,000
Duration of Award: 1 Year
Number of Awards: ORIP intends to fund about 20 awards, corresponding to a total of about $30 million, in fiscal year 2018


There is no limit on the number of applications an institution may submit, provided the applications are for different types of equipment. The NIH will not accept duplicate or highly overlapping applications under review at the same time.

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:

Please include the following:

  • Name and full contact information for the PI(s), Departments involved
  • Name and description of the instrument
  • Statement of intended use
  • List of the potential users

Sponsor Deadlines

Applications are due to NIH ORIP by May 31, 2017.