NIH S10 programs announced

The ORIP S10 program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrumentation or an integrated system. 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.

The budget range for the Shared Instrumentation Grant program is $50,000–$600,000. Learn more about the Shared Instrumentation Grant program.

The budget range for the High-End Instrumentation Grant program is $600,000–$2 million. Learn more about the High-End Instrumentation Grant program.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center and School of Medicine investigators intending to apply to either S10 programs should submit an internal proposal to the VUMC Office of Research for faculty review.

An internal proposal is required for projects that will request matching funds. Proposals submitted on behalf of or in collaboration with a VUMC core facility/shared resource or any School of Medicine core will be prioritized for matching funds.

To submit an internal proposal, complete all fields of the VUMC S10 Internal Proposal Form. Be sure to scroll down and click “Submit” once all information has been entered or uploaded. You will be contacted if more information is needed.

Proposals are due to the Office of Research no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 29. Late submissions will not be accepted. If you have questions, please contact Janey Wang in the VUMC Office of Research at or 615-322-0522.