Each year, 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)*.
Therefore, in order to properly coordinate SIUE submissions, the Office of Research & Projects will conduct an internal competition among potential applicants. Submissions to this internal competition are due November 2, 2012. Winners of the internal competition will be notified of their authorization to submit a full proposal to the NSF in January 2012.
If you intend to submit an MRI proposal to the January competition, please contact the Office of Research & Projects to ensure proper coordination and development of the proposals.
*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.
For more information about the program, including the FY2012 MRI Solicitation and FAQs, visit the NSF MRI website.