Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NSF Academic Research Infrastructure Program: Recovery and Reinvestment (ARI-R²)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The purpose of the NSF Academic Research Infrastructure Program: Recovery and Reinvestment (ARI-R²) is to enhance the Nation's existing research facilities where sponsored and/or unsponsored research activities and research training take place to enable next-generation research infrastructure that integrates shared resources across user communities. Consistent with NSF's mission to strengthen the U.S. science and engineering enterprise, the ARI-R² program will

• Update existing research facilities at institutions of higher education and other non-profit research organizations in order to support research that can address the challenges of the 21st century;

• Enable academic departments, disciplinary and cross-disciplinary units, or multi-organization consortia to renovate research facilities through the addition or augmentation of cyberinfrastructure, other than general-purpose computing systems or data storage systems, to create environments that enhance research and integrate research with education;

• Improve access to and increase use of next-generation research facilities for researchers, educators and students; and/or

• Assist research organizations, including those that have historically received limited Federal research and development funds, to improve their science and engineering research environments.

Because MU is limited to one proposal for this program letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than noon on Monday, May 18, 2009. Letters of intent should be no longer than three pages and should include 1) the facility to be renovated, 2) the scientific need for the proposed renovation, 3) the type of research and research training currently conducted in the facility, 4) the activities that would result and expected impacts on science, engineering and associated infrastructure, 5) estimated total budget, and 6) source of funding for line drawings and other proposal-related planning costs (applicants may want to consult Campus Facilities for an estimate of these costs).


Approximately 100 awards ranging from a total of $250,000 to $2,000,000; approximately 6-10 awards ranging from a total of over $2 million to $5 million; approximately 3-5 awards ranging from a total of over $5 million to $10 million. The award duration for ARI-R² grants up to $2 million is up to three years; award duration for grants over $2 million up to $10 million is up to four years.

MU Deadline:

Noon, Monday, May 18, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

Required letter of intent due July 1, 2009
Full proposals due August 24, 2009

URL for more information:

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

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at