2016 NSF to Hold Major Research Instrumentation Competition

Posted on 10/26/2015 11:49:23 AM

The National Science Foundation is holding its 2016 Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program competition. Institutions are limited to two proposals for instrument acquisition and one proposal for instrument development.

Due to this restriction, IUP is holding an internal competition for interested IUP faculty and staff members. Researchers should provide a one-page description (additional pages will be discarded and not reviewed) of the type of equipment they are interested in purchasing and how the equipment will benefit research and research training at IUP. Please be sure to include your name, department, and contact information. In the past, IUP has been very successful in obtaining awards from this program, so we strongly encourage you to consider this opportunity.

If your proposal is for the resubmission of a previously unfunded MRI submission, please also include with your project description (in addition to the one-page description above) the following supplemental information:

  1. NSF reviewers comments, and
  2. a one-page description of how your proposed resubmission addresses the reviewers’ comments.

For general information on the MRI program, please see the Program Synopsis. For more detailed information about award limits, eligibility, and other considerations, please refer to the Program Guidelines and the Frequently Asked Questions. Full proposals to NSF will be due on or before January 13, 2016.

The one-page project description (and supplemental information, if proposing a resubmission) should be submitted no later than the close of business on Monday, November 9, 2015. Project descriptions may be submitted via e-mail, campus mail, or hand delivery to:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Attn: Hilliary Creely
Stright Hall, Room 114
210 South Tenth Street
Indiana, PA 15705

For questions, please contact the IUP Research Institute at 724-357-2223.