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Limited Submission Announcement

Please follow the MU Limited Submission Procedures to be considered for a limited submission program.


National Science Foundation (NSF)


Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

Recurrent Anticipated Deadline:

November 30, -0001

External Deadline:

January 11, 2017 | 5:00 PM CT 

Web Address:


Funding Amount:

$100,000 - $4 million


Limit on Number of Proposals: 3.  If three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (Track 2) (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition [Track 1]).

Acquisition (Track 1): For the purchase or upgrade of a generally available, yet sophisticated, instrument with little or no modification. Award period up to three years.

Development (Track 2): For a new or extensively upgraded instrument with potentially transformative use (i.e., performance in new areas of research or as a commercial product). Award period up to five years.

Cost-sharing of precisely 30% of the total project cost is required.

Post Date: 10/19/16