Shared Instrumentation Grants

From the NIH call the NIH ORIP's Shared Instrumentation Grant (S10) program, also known as a SIG, supports the purchase or upgrade of a single item of high-priced, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems in the $50,000 to $600,000 price range. Examples of instrumentation supported by SIG funding include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffractometers, mass spectrometers, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, cell sorters, and biomedical imagers. For research equipment exceeding the $600,000 price range, investigators may apply for the High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program. Please note that the maximum award is $2,000,000 of direct costs for an HEI grant.

The MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) has again committed funding to provide institutional support this year for Shared Instrumentation Grant (S10) and High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant proposals. ECOR has made this commitment because it recognizes that institutional support greatly increases the likelihood that a S10 or HEI application will be funded.


When is the deadline?

ECOR Pre-application Deadline:  Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 5pm

NIH Application Deadline:  Monday, June 3, 2024


How to Apply

To submit a pre-application for S10 and HEI grants click here.


If you have questions, please contact MGH ECOR at