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National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)

Limited Submission Announcement

PLEASE READ: Internal Procedures for Limited Submissions

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The maximum budget request from NSF ($4 million) is the same for either acquisition or development proposals. The minimum request is $100,000 for all fields except the social, behavioral and economic sciences. For MU, 30% cost sharing is required.


Campus Deadline:

4:00 p.m., October 14, 2011

External Deadline(s):

It is anticipated that the MRI program deadline will occur on the fourth Thursday in January annually. In 2012, this will be January 26th.


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