Internal Coordination Required for NIH NCRR Shared Instrumentation Grants

The NIH National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) has issued its annual call for proposals for Shared Instrumentation Grants (SIG), which provide funding for shared-use research instrumentation costing more than $100,000. The maximum award is $600,000. Guidelines for the 2011 SIG program are available at
While there is no restriction on the number of applications an institution can submit to the SIG program, applications must request different types of equipment. Applications must identify three or more major users who are principal investigators on NIH peer-reviewed research grants (R01, P01, U01, R35, R37, DP1 or DP2) at the time of application and award.
Our office has been asked to coordinate the SIG requests from the College of Medicine and resolve any duplicate college requests. The UF Office of Research will then resolve any duplicate requests among various campus units prior to the March 23, 2011 proposal deadline at NIH.
If you are interested in submitting a SIG application, please submit the following to Karen Pastos ( by Thursday, January 27th, 2011.

  • Name of principal investigator
  • Name and model of instrumentation
  • Proposed location of instrument (if other than PI lab)
  • List of NIH-funded investigators who will be the main users