Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) - 2018 Proposals have been selected.
Solicitation: NSF 18-513
LOI Due to Research Office, Monday, October 1, 2018
Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): January 1, 2019.
Institutional Limit: 3 - See Limit Summary
Three (3) as described below. Potential PIs are advised to contact their institutional office of research regarding processes used to select proposals for submission.
The MRI program requires that an MRI-eligible organization may, as a performing organization, submit or be included as a significantly funded subawardee in no more than three MRI proposals. Beginning with this competition, each performing organization is now limited to a maximum of three proposals in revised “Tracks” as defined below, with no more than two submissions in Track 1 and no more than one submission in Track 2. Any MRI proposal may request support for either the acquisition or development of a research instrument. Within their submission limit, NSF strongly encourages organizations to submit proposals for innovative development projects.
Any MRI proposal may request support for either the acquisition or development of a research instrument.
Note: The 30% cost-sharing requirement applies to only the portion of the total project cost budgeted to non-exempt organizations, including those participating through subawards. When required, cost-sharing must be precisely 30%. Cost sharing is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education and for non-degree-granting organizations. Non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education are exempt from cost-sharing and cannot provide it. National Science Board policy is that voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited. See section V.B. for specific information on cost-sharing calculations and the solicitation text for definitions of organizational types used for the MRI program.
Please note: The MRI program requires matching Funds. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information. Create your cost share information in the Fundraising section of the project description.
In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding, a review process will be put in place if more than three proposals are submitted.
General guidance for preparation of letters of intent to the Research Office:
COVER SHEET (1 page)
PROJECT DESCRIPTION (1 - 4 pages)
Suggested Reviewers: (1 page) Optional – but as you write envision who might be a reviewer of your proposal or the Program Officer.
Questions, please email email@example.com