The NSF MRI award supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. NSF strongly values MRI proposals that seek to develop next-generation research instruments that open new frontiers of research.
The NSF MRI program has two tracks:
• Track 1: $100K to <$1M (based on the amount requested from NSF) Within Track 1, UNCG may also submit smaller proposals (<$100K) in the disciplines of mathematics or social, behavioral and economic sciences. No more than two Track 1 proposals may be submitted from UNCG;
• Track 2: $1M to $4M (based on the amount requested from NSF) No more than one Track 2 proposal may be submitted from UNCG.
Significant cost-sharing, 30% of the total project costs, is required. For additional information including a description of the process governing the selection of the institutional nominees and the proposal guidelines see the attached documentation.