January 30, 2024

NIH S10 shared instrumentation grants now accepting internal proposals; deadline is April 1

Program Overview

The NIH S10 Instrumentation program funds NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade expensive, specialized, commercially-available instrumentation. Eligible instruments include X-ray diffraction systems, NMR and mass spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and confocal microscopes, cell-sorters, biomedical imagers, and more.

VUMC investigators who intend to apply to either the Shared Instrumentation Grant ($50k-750k budget) or High-End Instrumentation Grant ($750k-2M budget) S10 programs below should submit an internal proposal for review. An internal proposal is required for all projects and will be used to arrange matching funds and letters of support. Proposals submitted in collaboration with an SOM core facility or shared resource will be prioritized for matching funds.

VUMC Internal Application Process

  1. Submit a brief expression of intent to vumcresearchenterprise@vumc.org before starting an internal application. Include PI, partnering core, and brief equipment description (2-3 sentences). Expressions of intent will be used to assess for scientific overlap and ensure that VU and VUMC do not prepare competing proposals.
  2. Submit a VUMC internal proposal by April 1 via https://redcap.link/s10program. Late submissions may be ineligible for matching funds. Please read the appropriate RFA(s) and guidance document prior to submission.


VUMC investigators: Contact the VUMC Office of Research team at vumcresearchenterprise@vumc.org

VU investigators: There is a separate internal application process for investigators in VU departments. Visit the VU S10 site and direct questions to: