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University of Wisconsin–Madison

NIH High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) 2019

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:February 22, 2019
Subject:NIH High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) 2019 PAR-19-177


Deadline for Notice of Intent:April 03, 2019

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.  The minimum award is $600,001 of direct costs. The maximum award is $2,000,000 of direct costs.

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: $600,001 – $2,000,000 of direct costs
Duration of Award: 1 Year – Earliest start date:  February 1, 2020
Number of Awards: ORIP intends to commit about $30 million in FY 2020 to fund an estimate of 25 awards


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 notice of intent, follow this link:

Please include the following:

  • Cover Page
  • Name and description of the instrument
  • Statement of intended use
  • List of the potential users

Sponsor Deadlines

Applications are due to NIH by May 31, 2019.