Sponsoring Organization and Program

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NIH - High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10)



The High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant 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 and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and confocal microscopes, cell-sorters, and biomedical imagers.

NIH  - Shared Instrumentation Grant Program


NSF – Major Research Instrumentation Program

NSF 15-504


Each MRI proposal may request support for the acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single research instrument for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use.  Development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at MRI submission-eligible organizations are encouraged.


NSF - Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities

NSF 15-516

Proposals accepted anytime

The Instrumentation and Facilities Program in the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR/IF) supports meritorious proposals for infrastructure that promotes research and education in the areas currently supported by the Division. Four major funding areas are considered:
1) Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment;
2) Development of New Instrumentation, Techniques or Software;
3) Support of National or Regional Multi-User Facilities;
4) Support for Early Career Investigators.
In all proposals, a central goal should be to advance research and research training in the Earth sciences.

U.S. Department of Energy



OSU - Research Equipment Reserve Fund 



Research Equipment Reserve Funds (RERF) may be used to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. The equipment may be inventoried capital equipment (technically defined as =>$5,000 per unit), or fabricated capitalized equipment.


OSU – Share Research facilities and services.

Research Office