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The NIH has now posted information for the 2019 S10 Shared and High-end Instrumentation Grants programs. These programs, and links to their program announcements, are as follows:
- Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (SIG) – the SIG program funds grant awards in the $50,000 to $600,000 range.
- Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research Grant Program (SIFAR) – the SIFAR program funds grant awards in the $50,000 to $750,000 range to support research using animals or related materials.
- High-End Instrumentation Grant Program (HEI) – the HEI program funds grant awards in the $600,000 to $2 million range.
All three programs have an NIH submission deadline of May 31, 2019.
Submission of an S10 proposal to the NIH requires institutional pre-approval. For all VU faculty, including those in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences (VBS), approval is obtained by submitting a pre-proposal to the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) via the 2019 VU REDCap survey (see link below).
The deadline for submission of pre-proposals is April 2, 2019. The pre-proposal process is fairly involved. Note that a number of the materials required for the pre-proposal will be part of the full proposal and will therefore not need to be completed again. Note also that the vast majority of fully completed pre-proposals are approved to move forward in the selection process and are ultimately submitted to the NIH as full proposals.
Guidelines and requirements for submitting an S10 proposal can be found here. NOTE: It is critical that you read these guidelines carefully before attempting to complete the REDCap survey.
Pre-proposals must be submitted NO LATER than Monday, April 2, 2019. This insures both adequate time for consideration by the offices of the dean and vice provost and for subsequent preparation of full proposals in time for the May 31 NIH submission deadline.
If you have any questions, investigators in Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences (VBS) should contact Chuck Sanders at email@example.com. Investigators in other VU colleges/schools should contact Liane Moneta-Koehler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*NOTE: VUMC primary investigators wishing to submit proposals DO NOT use the VU guidelines or the VU S10 REDCap survey. VUMC has a separate S10 process and set of guidelines that can be found on the VUMC S10 Internal Proposal Form. Please contact Amy Martinez in the VUMC Office of Research with any questions about the VUMC S10 program.