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Limited Submission Announcement

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National Science Foundation (NSF)


Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)

Campus Deadline:


External Deadline:

Preliminary Proposal (Required) | November 20, 2017 5PM CT


Full Proposal Deadline (by invitation only) | April 6, 2018 5PM CT

Web Address:


Funding Amount:

Awards will range from $4,000,000 to $30,000,000 depending on number of awards.


A single organization may submit a maximum of three preliminary proposals as the lead institution.


The Mid-Scale Innovations Program (MSIP) is designed to fill the need for a well-defined budgetary and competitive selection process to support astronomical projects of intermediate to large cost (but below the MREFC threshold). This solicitation fills part of the midscale gap, from $4M to $30M. (The current budget does not allow individual project costs greater than $30M.)

Post Date: 08/29/17