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Deadline: October 31, 2020

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 of the Institute. 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 purchased 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 again in the future. Equipment purchased through this mechanism must be made available to any interested member of the Institute.
Your request should include a 1-page description that identifies:

              1.  The equipment requested
              2.  The need that 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

Brief statements of interest from the listed members should be appended to the application, together with two quotes or a sole source justification.
Each application should identify one member who will handle correspondence related to the application be responsible for overseeing funding and reporting requirements. Applications should be submitted as a PDF file to and must be received by October 31, 2020.
Funded Neuroscience Institute Shared Equipment

Below is a list of Neuroscience Institute-funded research equipment that is accessible to any Neuroscience 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.

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

Questions regarding shared equipment should be sent to the listed contact or

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

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

Olympus MVX10 Marco Stereo-Microscope with Fluorescence & Camera 
Contact: Mark Sheffield
Facility: SBRI J408

EPOCH wireless EEG system
Contact: Christian Hansel 
Facility: Carlson Barrier JS003

Mouse Behavior Core
Equipment includes: water maze, home cage scan,
open field boxes, digiGait, Mouse shuttle boxes, Mouse motor skill sequence activity wheels
Contact: Xiaoxi Zhuang
Facility: Carlson Barrier, JS003

Kopf Model 962 Stereotaxic System for use in AAV injection 
Contact: Xiaoxi Zhuang
Facility: Carlson Barrier, JS047

RZ5P One Fiber Photometry System
Contact: Daniel McGehee
Facility: Carlson Barrier JS051

Mobile functional near-infrared spectroscopy devices
Contact:Marc Berman
Facility: Portable – stored in Green Hall G419

MRI-Compatible Video and Audio Systems
Contact: Sarah Keedy
Facility: MRIRC Ingenia scanner suite

MRIRC Long Range EyeLink 1000 Plus
Contact: Marc Berman
Facility: MRIRC, Q300

QuantStudio PCR System
Contact: Paschalis Kratsios
Facility: Abbott 406

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

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

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

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

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

Zeiss Axio Imager.M2 motorized upright microscope with Epi-fluoresence & Imaging workstation with deconvolution software
Contact: Robert Carrillo
Facility: Carrillo Lab, CLSC 923