NIH High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) PAR-15-188 Due April 17

Notices of intent to apply are due at the OVCRGE on April 17, 2015.
* Please note: This Program is independent of the NIH (SIG) Announcement

Project Description:
The ORIP High-End Shared Instrument Grant (HEI) 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 that cost at least $600,000. The maximum award is $2,000,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to, X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, electron and confocal microscopes, cell-sorters, and biomedical Imagers. The amount per award is $600,000 – $2,000,000. The duration of award is 1 Year.

There is no limit on the number of applications an institution may submit, provided the applications are for different types of equipment – each application is scientifically distinct. Multiple applications from UW–Madison for similar instruments require official administrative assurance that such requests are a coordinated institutional effort and not unintended duplication. For this reason, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education review of the equipment requested is required. This is not an internal competition.

Please refer to PAR-15-118. This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions.

Notice of Intent to Apply:
Send an e-mail message to with “NIH HEI 2015-PI Name” in the subject line by April 17, 2015 to inform us of your intention to submit a proposal. Please include the following in your e-mail message:

  • PI and co-PIs
  • Departments involved
  • Name and description of the instrument
  • a statement of intended use
  • a list of the potential users

We will contact you if your application is similar to another.

Proposals must be submitted to NIH using The information about campus procedures for is posted on the RSP Web site. The proposal is due on May 29, 2015 at 5 pm local time.

If you have any questions about this procedure, please contact Dave Schuster (608) 263-7274 or email