Funding Opportunity: Instrumentation Grant Program for Resource-Limited Institutions (S10)


UPDATE: The webinar video and slides [PDF] are now available along with a program website featuring FAQs.

As part of NIH’s UNITE initiative to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in biomedical research, we’re pleased to announce the release of the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO): Instrumentation Grant Program for Resource-Limited Institutions (RLI-S10) (PAR-23-138). The RLI-S10 program aims to enhance research capacity and educational opportunities at resource-limited institutions by providing funds to purchase modern, scientific instrumentation. Applications may propose purchase of instruments that support basic, translational, clinical, or biomedically related behavioral science. The instruments may be used in formal courses for teaching purposes as well as for research projects.

First application due date: July 3, 2023
Earliest start date: April 2024

Applications for the RLI-S10 program must list three major users, which include researchers who have a scientific need for the instrument or those who wish to use it for teaching upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses. The program director/principal investigator and major users aren’t required to have current NIH awards at the time of submission.

The total awards range from $25,000 to $250,000. Eligibility for the RLI-S10 program is restricted to institutions that receive limited NIH funding. Prior to preparing a submission, applicants should read the NOFO instructions carefully.

We strongly encourage anyone who is interested in applying to the RLI-S10 NOFO to learn more about the program by attending our upcoming webinar:

Wednesday, May 3, 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET
Zoom meeting link
Meeting ID: 160 300 2485
Passcode: NIGMS

Participants requiring sign language interpretation and/or other reasonable accommodations should submit a request using our contact form at least 5 days prior to the webinar.

To obtain additional information about the RLI-S10 program, please contact Dorothy Beckett.

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