UM Submission Instructions: Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) 2023
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||Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
Track 1 MRI proposals can request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $100,000 and less than $1,400,000. Track 2 MRI proposals can request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $1,400,000 up to and including $4,000,000. Track 3 MRI proposals can request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $100,000 and less than or equal to $4,000,000 for requests that include the purchase, installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment and instrumentation to reduce consumption of helium.
||UPDATE: Please note new internal deadline date and option to apply for a Track 3 proposal. Cost-sharing is no longer required.
Four proposals are allowed from UMN, two from Track 1, one from Track 2, and one from Track 3.
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 not-for-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. Additionally, an MRI award is expected to enhance research training of students who will become the next generation of instrument users, designers and builders.
|Number of Applicants University is Allowed to submit:
|UM Nominations Process:
||Those interested in applying should send the following items as a single pdf document to email@example.com no later than 4pm on December 15th:
1. Cover page including PI Name, Department; contact information; Title of program, amount requested (identify if Track 1, 2 or 3); and Abstract (1 paragraph).
2. Biosketch of PI (NSF format)
3. Project description of the proposed instrumentation, the type of research/research training conducted, the activity that would result if NSF funds the project, and if it supports and/or enhances existing instrumentation. (2-3 pages total, an additional page may be included for citations)
4. A preliminary budget
5. One extra page may be included for figures, photographs or letters of collaboration
6. Proposals may include manufacturers’ quotes but they are not required.
Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Peer Review Coordination:
||Office of the VP for Research contact email
||PIs Selected. The following #applicantsallowed# PIs are the official UM nominees:
Steven J Koester, Electrical & Computer Engineering,
Bruce Moskowitz, Geology & Geophysics,
Sayan Biswas, Mechanical Engineering,
Dylan Millet, Soil, Water and Climate
||To be considered for peer review and internal selection, faculty must follow the above submission guidelines and meet the UM deadline as set by the office coordinating the peer review for this opportunity.