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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10) 2018

To:Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; College/School Research Administrators
From:Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date:February 02, 2018
Subject:Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program PAR-18-599

Deadline

Deadline for Internal Review:March 19, 2018

Project Description

The Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-funded investigators to purchase or upgrade scientific instruments necessary to carry out animal experiments in all areas of biomedical research supported by the NIH. Applicants may request clusters of commercially available instruments configured as specialized integrated systems or as series of instruments to support a thematic well-defined area of research using animals or related materials. Priority will be given to uniquely configured systems to support innovative and potentially transformative investigations.

This FOA supports requests for state-of-the art commercially available technologies needed for NIH-funded research using any vertebrate and invertebrate animal species.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) does not support requests for single instruments. At least one item of the requested instrumentation must cost at least $50,000, after all applicable discounts. No instrument in a cluster can cost less than $20,000, after all applicable discounts. There is no maximum price requirement; however, the maximum award is $750,000.

Amount per Award:  One item of the requested instrumentation must cost at least $50,000. No instrument in a cluster can cost less than $20,000. There is no maximum price requirement; however, the maximum award is $750,000.
Duration of Award: 1 Year – Earliest start date February 1, 2019
Number of Awards: ORIP intends to fund an estimate of 12 awards, corresponding to a total of $6 million, for fiscal year 2018.

Eligibility

UW-Madison is allowed to submit one application.

Website

Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

To submit your application, follow this link: https://inic-uwmadison.fluidreview.com/

Please include the following information:

  • Cover Page
  • Name and description of the instrument or instrument cluster
  • List of potential users
  • 3 page description of the proposed project addressing the intent of the NIH FOA.
  • 1 page budget overview, including total amount of funds requested for each instrument and requested accessories. Include a financial plan for long-term operation and maintenance of the instrument(s). Explain how various operational costs will be met; specifically, costs associated with routine operation and maintenance of the instrument(s), and costs for support personnel.

Sponsor Deadlines

Applications are due to NIH by May 31, 2018.

Questions?

Contact Dave Schuster (608) 263-7274 or email grants@research.wisc.edu.