2017 Call for Shared Equipment Proposals


Deadline: October 31, 2017

 

Members of the Grossman Institute are invited to apply for funds to support shared research equipment. Applications will be considered for equipment that will be shared by multiple full time faculty members. Preference will be given to supporting equipment that will serve many investigators, to requests from members in multiple departments, and to requests that have arranged for cost-sharing. Funds will not be provided for equipment that serves primarily one member, or equipment that could be readily supported by an individual lab.  Funds will not be provided for service contracts or salaries.

The Institute anticipates funding multiple applications in the current round, with most in the range of $25,000 to $75,000, and expects to call for applications periodically in the future. Equipment purchased through this mechanism must be made available to any interested member of the Institute.

Request should include a 1-2 page description that identifies

  1. The equipment requested
  2. The need the equipment will fill
  3. A list of members who will use the equipment and their expected level of use (light, moderate or extensive)
  4. Where the equipment will be housed
  5. How access to the equipment will be granted
  6. A plan for maintaining the equipment
  7. Any arrangements for cost-sharing

Two quotes or single source justification should be included, and brief statements of interest from the listed members should be appended to the application.

Each application should identify one member who will handle correspondence related to the application and who will responsible for overseeing funding and reporting requirements. Applications should be submitted as PDFs to applications@grossmaninstitute.org and must be received by October 31, 2017.

Questions should be addressed to info@grossmaninstitute.org.

 

Funded Grossman Institute Shared Equipment



Below is a list of Grossman Institute funded research equipment that is accessible to any Grossman Institute member. All first time users must be trained by the listed contact or an approved associate before equipment use. To gain entry to faculties where equipment is housed, contact the listed PI.

Acknowledgement of Institute Support: People using the shared equipment are asked to acknowledge the support of the Grossman Institute in publications and reports.

Questions regarding shared equipment should be sent to the listed contact or info@grossmaninstitute.org

3i Lattice Light-Sheet Microscope
Contact: Vytas Bindokas
Facility: BSD Imaging Core

ChemiDoc MP Imager
Contact: David White
Facility: Neurology Core – SBRI J255

Kopf Model 962 Stereotaxic System
for use in AAV injection

Contact: Xiaoxi Zhuang
Facility: Carlson Barrier, JS047

Leica CM 3050S Cryostat Microtome
Contact: Xiaoxi Zhuang
Facility: BSLC R222

Mouse Behavior Core
Equipment includes: water maze, home cage scan,
open field boxes, digiGait
Contact: Xiaoxi Zhuang
Facility: Carlson Barrier, JS003

MRIRC Long Range EyeLink 1000 Plus
Contact: Marc Berman
Facility: MRI Research Center, Q300
additional information

PhotoResearch PR-670 SpectranScan Spectoradiometer
Contact: Steve Shevell
Facility: BPSB 112

QuantStudio PCR System
Contact: Paschalis Kratsios
Facility: Abbott 406

Thermo NX50 Cryostat
Contact: Sarah London
Facility: BPSB 302-304

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Device
Contact: David Gallo
Facility: Beecher Hall 310

X-CLARITY Tissue Clearing System
Contact: Gopal Thinakaran
Facility: Knapp R202