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The NSF Instrumentation for Materials Research - Major Instrumentation Project (IMR-MIP) program provides support for the design and construction of major instruments costing more than $2 million. The program also supports the development of detailed conceptual and engineering designs for new tools for materials preparation or characterization at major national facilities. Such instruments may include, for example, neutron beam lines, synchrotron beam lines, and high field magnets, as well as development of detectors and preparation environments necessary to support materials research.

The program supports two types of awards: Conceptual and Engineering Design (CED) awards and Construction (CNST) awards. A CED award will support the engineering design of the instrument. A CNST proposal may only be submitted after a satisfactory engineering design of the instrument has been completed and has been approved by both the facility at which the instrument will be situated and by NSF.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, September 1, 2006. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include a summary of the proposed project.


The IMR-MIP Program anticipates making two or four CED awards per year, funded through continuing or standard grants for up to three years, each for a total of up to about $2 million; or making one to two CNST award, funded through a five-year cooperative agreement, for about $2 million to $4 million per year.

MU Deadline: 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 1, 2006
Sponsor Deadline:

October 16, 2006

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This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in physical science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

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