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University of Wisconsin–Madison

NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10) 2015

To:Chairs and Administrators; 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:January 21, 2015
Subject:NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10) 2015 15-088


Deadline for Internal Review:March 02, 2015

Project Description

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. The maximum award is $600,000. 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: $50,000 – $600,000
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.

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.