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Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10)PAR-15-088

The Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $50,000. The maximum award is $600,000. 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.

There is no restriction on the number of applications USC can submit to the SIG and/or High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Programs each year PROVIDED THE APPLICATIONS REQUEST DIFFERENT TYPES OF EQUIPMENT. To ensure this, your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a brief paragraph describing the equipment you intend to request to Richard White (whitejrw@mailbox.sc.edu) by March 19, 2015.

NIH indicates that a letter of intent is NOT APPLICABLE and a full proposal is due by May 29, 2015. For more information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-088.html

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