Internal Competition Completed


Principal Investigators Selected
  • Yulia Komarova (Pharmacology), Robert Klie (Physics), Richard Minshell (Anesthesiology), Bruce Schatz (Medical Information Science) are authorized to submit

Program Summary

Program Summary

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. There is no maximum price requirement; however, the maximum award is $600,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffractometers, mass and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, cell sorters, and biomedical imagers.

 

The SIG Program will not support requests for:

  • An instrument with a base cost of less than $50,000;
  • Multiple instruments bundled together;
  • Purely instructional equipment;
  • Instruments used for clinical (billable) care;
  • Institutional administrative management systems, clinical management systems;
  • Software, unless it is integral to the operation of the requested equipment;
  • General purpose equipment or an assortment of instruments to furnish a research facility and equipment for routine sustaining infrastructure (such as standard machine shop equipment, standard computer networks, autoclaves, hoods, and equipment to upgrade animal facilities).

Application Limits

Application Limits

There is no limit on the number of applications an institution may submit, provided the applications are for different types of equipment.  Please submit a LOI indicting the type of instrument the PI wishes to sumbmit so that OVCR can determine potential overlap.

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
April 12, 2017
UIC Internal Competition
TBD
Sponsor Letter of Intent
N/A
Sponsor Application
May 31, 2017

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

 

Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program.  White paper instructions will distributed to those who have submitted LOIs.

 

Please contact Natalia Glubisz at RDS@uic.edu or 312-996-8348 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.