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NIH: Basic Instrumentation Grant (BIG) Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PAR-22-081

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase a single high-priced, specialized, commercially available instrument or an integrated instrumentation system.

The minimum award is $25,000. There is no maximum price limit for the instrument; however, the maximum award is $250,000. Instruments supported include, but are not limited to, basic cell sorters, confocal microscopes, ultramicrotomes, gel imagers, or computer systems.

An itemized quote from the vendor with appropriate academic discounts and warranty terms (specified directly in the quote) is required and must be included in the application.

U of SC may submit only one application in response to this solicitation.

Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send an updated NIH formatted biosketch ( and a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by March 4, 2022.

NIH indicates that a letter of intent IS NOT REQUIRED and a full application is due by June 1, 2022 .

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