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Instrumentation Grants

Instrumentation Grants are targeted grant initiatives that provide funding for an institution to develop or update its research facilities or instrumentation. Typically such proposals include multiple investigators and a requirement to address issues such as long-term management of the facility or instrument, institutional procedures for use of and sharing of the facility or instrument among multiple investigators or units, etc. Institutional cost sharing may also be encouraged or required on such submissions. A select list of facilities and instrumentation grant opportunities is detailed below. 

As facilities and instrumentation grants may require new space, construction, or institutional resources, we suggest discussing plans for a submission with your relevant Dean or Department Chair in addition to Office of Research Services (ORS) staff in advance of initiating a proposal.

NIH Shared Instrumentation Grants (SIG) Program

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grants Program

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program

Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR)

Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF CISE Computing Research Infrastructure (CRI)

Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science (TUES)

Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

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