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NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Information Session

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Date: Monday, June 19

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: A004 Blount Hall (BLNT)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization, that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally, and that is too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. Each MRI proposal may request support for the acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single research instrument for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use. Please see the NSF MRI program page for information on past awards, the current solicitation, FAQs, and more.

The Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) will present an information session that will provide an overview of the MRI program, ORE’s current cost share procedures, the internal limited submission process, and criteria that will be used to identify up to three proposals for submission to NSF in January 2018.

ORE will conduct the annual internal limited submission competition for the MRI program in June/July. Any researcher considering a submission to the internal competition should attend this information session or send a representative. Registering will ensure that you receive updates and relevant materials, even if you are unable to attend the information session.

Questions? Contact Kimberly Eck ( about the MRI program, and contact Sharon Pound ( about the internal limited submission competition.

Tags: NSF, Workshop

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