Limited Submission Funding Opportunity: NIMH Instrumentation Program (S10 Clinical Trial not Allowed)



The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) S10 Biomedical Research Support Shared Instrumentation Grant Program encourages applications from NIHNational Institutes of Health 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. Examples of instruments that might be submitted under this funding opportunity include light microscopes, electron microscopes, spectrophotometers, and biomedical imagers.

While the opportunity is not strictly limited, the Office of Research will collect applications centrally to ensure scientific distinctness and to facilitate institutional support statements.


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 one year.


This FOA does not require cost sharing


Interested investigators should submit the following materials via InfoReady Review by DATE: 3/24/2023

  • Questions outlined in InfoReady Review application;
  • A brief statement (up to 2 pages) by the candidate describing their scientific achievements, proposed project, the potential user base of the instrument, and any facilities considerations for the instrument;
  • A brief budget outline for the proposed project
  • Up-to-date CV or biosketch.


A faculty committee drawn from both campuses will review internal proposals and select nominees.

Internal Materials Due: Friday, March 24, 2023
Sponsor Deadline: Sunday, September 10, 2023