Coming soon: instructions for the 2019 NIH S10 Programs

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.

The 2018 deadline has passed to request matching funds, however, VUMC investigators who intend to apply to any of the three S10 programs should contact Amy Martinez (amy.f.martinez@vumc.org). 

For VU Internal proposals, contact Liane Moneta-Koehler (liane.monetakoehler@vanderbilt.edu) or Anthony Tharp (anthony.c.tharp@vanderbilt.edu).


Core Facilities Vouchers for S10 Award Citations

Internal Funding Opportunity

NIH requires VUMC to submit a report of S10-awarded instrument performance each year.  An important part of this report is data related to the 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.  As an incentive, the Office of Research is offering core vouchers to all investigators who submit publication citations for current S10 instrument awards. 

Incentives for S10 Citations

For each verified citation of an S10 award, an investigator will receive:

  • Vouchers redeemable for $250 in VUMC core services

  • Entry into a drawing to win an additional $1,000 voucher 

Voucher Program Eligibility

  • ANY user of an eligible S10-funded instrument may apply!
  • The user must cite the S10, including the NIH award number (e.g. 1S10OD016245-01), in the manuscript's "Acknowledgements" section, or as specified by the journal.
  • The list of eligible S10 awards and their recommended acknowledgement text appears at: https://www.vumc.org/oor/nih-s10-grant-program

How to Submit Citations

Questions? Contact Susan Meyn


Recommended citations for S10-funded instruments:

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 Small Animal 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 Small Animal 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 (Automated Tissue Microarrayer), 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."


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."


PET-CT Scanner, awarded in 2016

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."


3T MRI, awarded in 2016

  • Instrument/Project Name: Replacement and Upgrade of a 3T MRI Scanner for Research
  • 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 1S10OD021771-01 for the 3T MRI, housed in the Vanderbilt Center for Human Imaging."


GE TRACERlab FX2 N and Comecer Hotcell, awarded in 2016

  • Instrument/Project Name: Radiofluorination Equipment for PET Imaging Research
  • 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 1S10OD019963-01A1 for the GE TRACERlab FX2 N and Comecer Hotcell, housed in the Vanderbilt Center for Molecular Probes - Radiochemistry Core."


Replacement and Upgrade of an Optical Imaging System for Small Animals, awarded in 2017

  • Instrument/Project Name: Replacement and Upgrade of an Optical Imaging 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, awarded in 2017

  • 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."