Shared Instrumentation Grants

Pre-applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for NIH Shared Instrumentation Grants (S10), High-End Instrumentation Grants (HEI), and Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research Grants (SIFAR).

The NIH ORIP's Shared Instrumentation Grant (S10) program, also known as a SIG, supports the purchase of research equipment in the $50,000 to $600,000 price range. Examples of instrumentation supported by SIG funding include nuclear magnetic resonance systems, electron and light microscopes, mass spectrometers, protein and DNA sequencers, biosensors, X-ray diffractometers and cell sorters. For research equipment exceeding the $600,000 price range, investigators may apply for the High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program.

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.

Those who want to apply to the Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program, should submit an internal application here. Please note that MGH is only allowed to submit one SIFAR application to the NIH. If we receive multiple internal applications for the SIFAR grant, there will be an internal review process and one application will be selected.


When is the deadline?

ECOR Pre-application Deadline:  Monday, April 8, 2019, 5pm

NIH Application Deadline:  Thursday, May 31, 2019


How to Apply

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

To submit a pre-application for the SIFAR grant Click here


If you have questions, please contact MGH ECOR at or call 617-643-7420.