NSF Major Research Instrumentation Grant Program - Internal Submission Deadline

DateMay 21, 2018

NSF MRI Program

The NSF MRI program allows limited submission from universities to secure or develop equipment. Given the 30% cost share requirement, all proposals requiring more than $500,000 cost share must receive prior approval by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) before internal submission.

An MRI proposal may request up to $4 million for either acquisition or development of a research instrument. Beginning with the FY 2018 competition, each performing organization may submit in revised "Tracks" as defined below, with no more than two submissions in Track 1 and no more than one submission in Track 2.

  • Track 1: Track 1 MRI proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $100,000 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.

NSF MRI Timeline:

  1. Proposal concept development (best practices: 6 months prior to external submission)

  2. OSP approval (Submit to Lisa_McKethan@baylor.edu), required if cost share is greater than $500,000: October 5th

  3. Internal submission for limited submission (Submit to research@baylor.edu): November 5th by 5pm (3 months prior to external submission).

  4. Internal decision announced regarding limited submission: December 5th by 5pm

  5. External submission window:

    • January 1, 2019 - January 22, 2019

    • January 1 - January 19, Annually Thereafter

PublisherOffice of the Vice Provost for Research
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