SIUE Notice of Intent Deadline: October 25, 2013 by email to Patience Graybill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIUE Application Deadline: November 08, 2013 by email to Patience Graybill at email@example.com.
NSF Full Application Deadline: January 23, 2014 through Fastlane and with the assistance of the SIUE Office of Research and Projects.
The National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation Grant (MRI) Program accepts applications for projects to purchase major equipment in support of outstanding research initiatives in a region. This highly-prized and competitive program allows only three (3) submissions per institution (up to two acquisition and one development, or potentially up to three development)*.
In order to properly coordinate SIUE submissions, the Office of Research & Projects will conduct an internal competition among potential applicants.
a. Potential applicants must submit an email notice of intent to compete to Patience Graybill at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 25, 2013.
b. Pre-proposal submissions to this internal competition are due November 8, 2013.
Winners of the internal competition will be notified of their authorization to submit a full proposal to the NSF in January 2014.
*Please note that Co-PIs on a proposal with someone outside of our institution are still required to submit proposal materials to the Office of Research and Projects. The NSF will count the collaborative proposal toward our institutional limit.
Required SIUE Pre-Proposal Materials:
1. Project Summary (max 3 - 5 pages) with emphasis on how the instrument would enable or extend research on campus, where it would be housed, maintenance costs or issues associated with the instrument, and broad impact (see information below).
2. Each PI or Co-PI mustprovide a 2-page C.V. with selected publications and activities that most relate to the projects conducted on this equipment.
Stronger proposals will
Selected nominees from the internal program will work with the SIUE Office of Research and Projects to prepare the project budget and proposal for submission to the agency in time for the January deadline.
NSF Program Guidelines
For more information about the program, including the MRI Solicitation and FAQs, visit the NSF MRI website.**
**During the federal government shutdown in 2013, NSF websites are unavailable for viewing. Guidelines for the program are available via download here.
Former SIUE NSF MRI Awardees:
Gordon, Christopher, Jie Gong, Gary Mayer, Gregory Vogel, Kurt Shulz. "MRI: Acquisition of a 3D Laser Scanner to Support Multi-disciplinary Reserach in Data-driven Management of Cultural, Physical, and Biological Resources." September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012. $100,00.
Cho, Sohung, H. Felix Lee, Kevin Hubbard, Luis Youn. "MRI: Acquisition of Major Components Required for Constructing Supply Chain Test-bed." September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010. $169,347.
Zimmerman Holt, Julie, Michael Shaw, Luci Kohn, Cory Willmott, Huichun Zhang. "ARRA: MRI-R2: Acquisition of Raman and Infrared Microscopes ofr Interdisciplinary Research." February 10, 2010 - February 10, 2011. $572,417.
Shaw, Michael, Eric Voss, Paul Wanda. "MRI: Acquisition of an EPR Spectrometer for Teaching and Research." September 01, 2008 - August 31, 2009. $173,865.