The National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation Program funds the acquisition or development of multi-user science and engineering research or research training instrumentation that would otherwise be too costly or not appropriate for funding under other NSF programs.
The grant period is up to three years for acquisition proposals and up to five years for development proposals.
Higher education institutions acting on behalf of faculty members or not-for-profits advancing scientific or engineering research or consortia thereof are eligible to apply.
For-profit commercial organizations, such as small businesses with capabilities in scientific or engineering and education, may be eligible for development support through subcontracts with submitting organizations; however, they may not submit proposals.
An MRI proposal may request up to $4 million. Each submitting organization may submit in either Track 1 or Track 2 as specified below.
- Track 1: Track 1 MRI proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $100,0001 and less than $1,000,000.
- Track 2: Track 2 MRI proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $1,000,000 up to and including $4,000,000.
For more information: See the program page here, or the program solicitation here.
Brockport Research Institute is a NYS certified woman-owned business enterprise that provides grant-writing, evaluation and professional learning services. For questions or more information on this or any other grant opportunity, please contact us at info@BrockportResearchInstitute.com or call Sara Silverstone at (585) 703-5400.
- Submission Window Dates: January 01, 2019 - January 22, 2019 (January 1 - January 19, Annually Thereafter)
- Campuses or organizations that plan to submit a proposal through the Sponsored Projects Office of other campuses or organizations should contact NSF to discuss eligibility least six weeks before submitting a proposal.