NIH S10 Programs Announced for 2018

For VUMC Investigators

Submit an internal proposal by March 2nd April 2nd: https://is.gd/VUMC_S10_2018 

Download a guidance package created by OOR by clicking here. 

The NIH S10 program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrumentation or an integrated system. Types of instruments supported by S10 funding 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.

Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program:

High-End Instrumentation Grant (HEI) Program: 

Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program:

  • https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-599.html

  • Budget range for the SIFAR: $50,000 - $750,000
  • SIFAR began in 2017 to support technologies needed for NIH-funded research using vertebrate or invertebrate animals. Awards should enhance the scientific rigor and improve the reproducibility of experimental outcomes for animal research.

Internal Review Process:

VUMC investigators who intend to apply to any of the three S10 programs should submit an internal proposal for review. An internal proposal is required for projects that will request matching funds. Proposals submitted in collaboration with an SOM core facility or shared resource will be prioritized for matching funds.

Complete the VUMC survey here: https://is.gd/VUMC_S10_2018 

Internal proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. on March 2nd April 2nd.  Late submissions may be ineligible for matching funds.  Contact Amy Martinez (VUMC, amy.f.martinez@vanderbilt.edu) with any questions about the program requirements, eligibility or institutional process.

For VU faculty internal proposals, contact Liane Moneta-Koehler (liane.monetakoehler@vanderbilt.edu).


VUMC S10 Citations

NIH requires VUMC to submit a report of S10-awarded instrument performance each year.  An important part of this report is data related to publications impact of these awards.  The Office of Research encourages all researchers to specifically cite the appropriate S10 grant award(s) when publishing data produced using this NIH-funded equipment.  

Recommended citations for S10-funded instruments:

Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (LA-ICP-MS), awarded in 2011

  • Instrument/Project Name: Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (LA-ICP-MS)

  • Access facilitated through: Mass Spectrometry Research Center
  • Principal Investigator: Eric P. Skaar, PhD, of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, & Immunology

Recommended acknowledgement text for citations: "This work was supported by NIH grant 1S10RR026742-01A1 for the Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (LA-ICP-MS), housed in the Vanderbilt Mass Spectrometry Research Center."


Next Generation Nucleic Acid Sequencer, awarded in 2011

Principal Investigator: Alfred L George, Jr., MD, of the Department of Medicine (Genetic Medicine Division)

Recommended acknowledgement text for citations: "This work was supported by NIH grant 1S10RR028106-01A1 for the Next Generation Nucleic Acid Sequencer, housed in Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics (VANTAGE)."


Small-Animal PET Scanner, awarded in 2013

  • Instrument/Project Name: Small-Animal PET Scanner
  • Access facilitated through: Center for Small Animal Imaging
  • Principal Investigator: Todd E. Peterson, PhD, of the Department of Radiology & Radiological Services

Recommended acknowledgement text for citations: "This work was supported by NIH grant 1S10OD016245-01 for the Small-Animal PET Scanner, housed in the Vanderbilt Center for Small Animal Imaging."


vivaCT80, Small Animal in vivo microCT, Scanco Medical AG, awarded in 2014

  • Instrument/Project Name: vivaCT80, small animal in vivo microCT, Scanco Medical AG
  • Access facilitated through: Center for Human Imaging
  • Principal Investigator: Daniel S. Perrien, PhD, of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

Recommended acknowledgement text for citations: "This work was supported by NIH grant 1S10OD016204-01A1 for the vivaCT80, Small Animal in vivo micro CT, Scanco Medical AG, housed in the Vanderbilt Center for Human Imaging."


Seahorse Extracellular Flux Analyzer, awarded in 2014

  • Instrument/Project Name: Extracellular Flux Analyzer and Prep Station, Model: XFe96 Manufacturer: Seahorse Bioscience
  • Access facilitated through: High-Throughput Screening Facility
  • Principal Investigator: Deb Lannigan, PhD, of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, & Immunology

Recommended acknowledgement text for citations: "This work was supported by grant 1S10OD018015-01A1 for the Seahorse Extracellular Flux Analyzer and Prep Station, housed in the Vanderbilt High-Throughput Screening Facility."


TMA Grandmaster, awarded in 2014

  • Instrument/Project Name: The TMA Grandmaster (Catalog Number: 133275) - Pannoramic 250 (Catalog number 133155) system (Caliper Life Sciences)
  • Access facilitated through: Translational Pathology Shared Resource
  • Principal Investigator: Kelli Boyd, DVM, PhD, of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, & Immunology

Recommended acknowledgement text for citations: "This work was supported by grant 1S10OD016355-01 for the TMA Grandmaster, housed in the Vanderbilt Translational Pathology Shared Resource."


Plasma Banking (-80C), awarded in 2014

  • Instrument/Project Name: Hamilton Storage Technologies, Automated -80C
  • Access facilitated through: Technologies for Advanced Genomics (VANTAGE) & BioVU
  • Principal Investigator: Dan M. Roden, MD, CM, of the Department of Medicine (Clinical Pharmacology Division)

Recommended acknowledgement text for citations: "This work was supported by grant 1S10OD017985-01 for the Hamilton Storage Technologies, Automated -80C, housed in the Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics (VANTAGE) & BioVU."


PET-CT Scanner, awarded in 2015

  • Instrument/Project Name: A PET-CT Scanner for Imaging Human Subjects and Large Animals
  • Access facilitated through: Center for Human Imaging
  • Principal Investigator: John Gore, PhD, of the Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences

Recommended acknowledgement text for citations: "This work was supported by grant 1S10OD012297-01A1 for the PET-CT Scanner, housed in the Vanderbilt Center for Human Imaging."


Advance III HD Console, awarded in 2015

  • Instrument/Project Name: Upgrade of a 7T Small Animal MRI/MRS System
  • Access facilitated through: Center for Small Animal Imaging
  • Principal Investigator: John Gore, PhD, of the Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences

Recommended acknowledgement text for citations: "This work was supported by grant 1S10OD019993-01 for the Advance III HD Console, housed in the Vanderbilt Center for Small Animal Imaging."


3T MRI, awarded in 2016

  • Instrument/Project Name: Replacement and Upgrade of a 3T MRI Scanner for Research
  • Access facilitated through: Center for Small Animal Imaging
  • Principal Investigator: John Gore, PhD, of the Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences

Recommended acknowledgement text for citations: "This work was supported by grant 1S10OD021771-01 for the 3T MRI, housed in the Vanderbilt Center for Small Animal Imaging."


GE TRACERlab FX2 N and Comecer Hotcell, awarded in 2016

Recommended acknowledgement text for citations: "This work was supported by grant 1S10OD019963-01A1 for the GE TRACERlab FX2 N and Comecer Hotcell, housed in the Vanderbilt Center for Molecular Probes - Radiochemistry Core, the Vanderbilt Center for Human Imaging, and the Vanderbilt Center for Small Animal Imaging."


Replacement and Upgrade of an Optical Imaging System for Small Animals

Instrument/Project Name: Replacement and Upgrade of an Optical Imagine System for Small Animals
Access facilitated through: Center for Small Animal Imaging
Principal Investigator: John Gore, PhD, of the Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences

Recommended acknowledgement text for citations: "This work was supported by grant 1S10OD021804-01A1 for the Replacement and Upgrade of an Optical Imaging System for Small Animals, housed in the Vanderbilt Center for Small Animal Imaging."


Radiochemistry Equipment for Molecular Imaging Tracer Production

Instrument/Project Name: Radiochemistry Equipment for Molecular Imaging Tracer Production
Access facilitated through: Center for Molecular Probes - Radiochemistry Core
Principal Investigator: Charles Manning, PhD, of the Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences

Recommended acknowledgement text for citations: "This work was supported by grant 1S10OD023543-01 for the Radiochemistry Equipment for Molecular Imaging Tracer Production, housed in the Vanderbilt Center for Molecular Probes - Radiochemistry Core."