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NIH to Grant $43M in FY 2009 Under Shared Instruments Program

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Research Resources plans to grant around $43 million in fiscal 2009 to fund the purchase of expensive biomedical instruments.
 
According to a program announcement released Friday, the NCRR’s Shared Instrument Grant program is seeking applications from groups of NIH-supported researchers looking to buy or upgrade equipment that costs between $100,000 and $500,000.
 
NIH said it expects to hand out approximately 125 one-year awards, and that the number and size of the awards may vary. The total amount granted will be dependent on the amount of funds available, NIH said.
 
The tools investigators may purchase under the funding would be shared with other NIH researchers, and could include DNA sequencers, biosensors, biomedical imagers, mass spectrometers, biomedical imagers, confocal and electron microscopes, cell sorters, X-ray diffraction systems, and NMR spectrometers, among others.
 
Applications are due in March 2008.

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