Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program

SIG Pre-submission Process

The Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems. The minimum award is $50,000. There is no maximum price requirement; however, the maximum award is $600,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffractometers, mass and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, cell sorters, and biomedical imagers.

The office of the Associate Dean for Research, BUSM will facilitate an internal SIG pre-submission process to foster collaborative proposals and increase the success rate for the University. This pre-submission process requires that applicants fill out an online form designed to inform Dr. Antman, BUSM Dean and BUMC Provost of your interest in applying for the S10 Shared Instrumentation Grant.

This process is not intended to prevent submission of applications, but to recognize that when multiple applications are being submitted, it may not be possible to centrally support all of them at a competitive level from the Provost’s or the Deans’ resources, providing the opportunity to identify alternative sources of funding.

If you are considering submitting a SIG application for review please fill out the online form below. The internal submission for the 2019 S10 Shared Instrumentation Grant deadline university-wide is Monday, March 25.

2019 Shared Instrument Grant Pre-Submission Proposal

Please complete SIG Grant Proposal form to be reviewed by the BU Core Advisory Committee for internal coordination and approval for submission.
  • Please indicate skills needed to operate instrument and if technical personnel are available or will need to be hired.
  • Size if isolated space is needed. ventilation, HVAC, power, etc.
  • (Please describe and include estimated $ amount.)
  • Please describe and include estimated $ amount.
  • Medical Campus Provost