The Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) (within the Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives of the NIH’s Office of the Director) supports the S10 shared instrumentation program.
ORIP’s S10 Instrumentation Grant Programs support purchases of state-of-the-art commercially available instruments to enhance research of NIH–funded investigators. Instruments that are awarded are typically too expensive to be obtained by an individual investigator with a research project grant. Every instrument awarded by an S10 grant is used on a shared basis, which makes the programs cost-efficient and beneficial to thousands of investigators in hundreds of institutions nationwide.
If you need access to special technology, please review the program website to check for availability. All currently funded S10 instruments are used on a shared basis, with emphasis/priority for NIH-funded projects.