VCRGE call for internal applications for SIFAR grant program

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE) encourages applications for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) SIFAR instrumentation grant program as the deadline approaches:

  • Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program: The Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-funded investigators to purchase or upgrade scientific instruments necessary to carry out animal experiments in all areas of biomedical research supported by the NIH. Applicants may request clusters of commercially available instruments configured as specialized integrated systems or as series of instruments to support a thematic well-defined area of research using animals or related materials. Priority will be given to uniquely configured systems to support innovative and potentially transformative investigations. UW–Madison is allowed to submit one application. The VCRGE internal deadline is March 19.

Internal Competition Application Instructions

More information on each grant can be found on the Institutional Nominations and Internal Competitions page. To submit your application, follow this link:

Please provide the following:

  • Cover Page
  • Name and description of the instrument or instrument cluster
  • List of potential users
  • 3 page description of the proposed project addressing the intent of the NIH FOA.
  • 1 page budget overview, including total amount of funds requested for each instrument and requested accessories. Include a financial plan for long-term operation and maintenance of the instrument(s). Explain how various operational costs will be met; specifically, costs associated with routine operation and maintenance of the instrument(s), and costs for support personnel.