Concept Papers Due Nov. 14 for NSF's 2014 Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces a limited submission competition for funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF) 2014 Major Instrumentation (MRI) program. The MRI program seeks to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training at universities and museums, among other organizations, in all NSF-supported disciplines. By providing funding for shared instrumentation, NSF fosters integration of research and education for inter- and/or intra-organizational use.
Funds may be requested for either:
· “Acquisition” (Track 1) of a single research instrument or
· “Development” (Track 2) of a single research instrument; development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity are encouraged.
The NSF limits proposals per organization to two maximum for “Acquisition” or three maximum if at least one is for “Development.” The MRI program does not support acquisition/development of a suite of instruments to outfit entire facilities or to conduct independent research activities.
Concepts are due to RESP by Thursday, November 14, 2013. If selected to submit to NSF, your proposal is due by January 23, 2014.