3 Per Institution (see note below)
Internal Deadline: October 5, 2018 at 4:45pm CDT
The Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education and notfor-profit scientific/engineering research organizations. An MRI award supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. MRI provides support to acquire critical research instrumentation without which advances in fundamental science and engineering research may not otherwise occur. MRI also provides support to develop next-generation research instruments that open new opportunities to advance the frontiers in science and engineering research.
Beginning with the 2018 competition, the MRI program has created two specific tracks:
proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $100,0001 and less than $1,000,000.
proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $1,000,000 up to and including $4,000,000. 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%. Auburn may submit
submissions in Track 1 and no more than
submission in Track 2. Any MRI proposal may request support for either the acquisition or development of a research instrument.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MRI LIMITED SUBMISSION DEVIATE FROM THE STANDARD SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS.