Mental Health Research NIMH Instrumentation Program (S10) Internal Submission

SIG Pre-submission Process

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) S10 Biomedical Research Support Shared Instrumentation Grant Program encourages applications from NIH funded investigators to purchase or upgrade a single commercially available instrument or to purchase a group of components to create an instrument that is not commercially available. The goal of the NIMH Instrumentation Program is to make such instruments available to either individual laboratories or core facilities that conduct mental health-related research. These instruments can be commercial instruments or collections of components that others have already described how to assemble into a working instrument. Upgrades of existing instruments can also be requested. Examples of instruments that might be submitted under this funding opportunity include light microscopes, electron microscopes, spectrophotometers, and biomedical imagers.

Funding Information: Award budget between $200,000 and $600,000. There is no maximum limit on the cost of the instrument, but the maximum award is $600,000. S10 awards are only for the cost of the instrument, so indirect costs cannot be requested. Award project is for 1 year.

The Associate Dean of Research office, 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 an 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 an application please fill out the online form below. The internal submission for the 2022 S10 Shared Instrumentation Grant deadline university-wide is Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

2022 NIMH 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