Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10) 2020
|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 20, 2020|
|Subject:||Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program PAR-20-112|
|Deadline for Internal Review:||April 01, 2020|
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: Applications will be accepted for commercially available instruments only. 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 upper limit on the cost of each instrument, but the maximum award is $750,000 of direct costs. Since the cost of the various instruments will vary, it is anticipated that the amount of the award will also vary. S10 awards do not allow indirect costs.
Duration of Award: 1 Year – Earliest start date February 1, 2021
Number of Awards: ORIP intends to commit an estimated total of $6M in FY 2021 to fund about 8-12 awards.
UW-Madison is allowed to submit one application.
Internal Competition Application Instructions
Applications for Internal Review
To submit your notice of intent, attach a single PDF to an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the following:
- Cover Page including: PI name, address, and department
- Indication of program intent: HEI, SIG, or SIFAR
- 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
Applications are due to NIH by June 01, 2020.