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The Division of Research and Innovation is now accepting internal proposals for the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation Program. The IRM program serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training at institutions of higher education and non-profit scientific and technical research organizations in our country. . An MRI grant supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user research instrument that is, in general, too expensive and/or inappropriate to be supported by other NSF programs.
IRM provides support for the acquisition of essential research instruments without which advances in basic science and engineering research could not otherwise occur. IRM also provides support to develop next-generation research instruments that open new opportunities to advance the frontiers of science and engineering research. Additionally, an MRI fellowship is expected to enhance the research training of students who will become the next generation of instrument users, designers, and builders.
The deadline to apply for the internal competition is October 17. Interested faculty members can apply through InfoReady.
In addition, the division will host an MRI information workshop on September 2. Stay tuned for registration details for this workshop.