NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program

14 October 2021

The National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training. MRI awards support the acquisition or development of a scientific research instrument that is generally too costly or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. An MRI research instrument need not be physically located in a conventional laboratory setting, nor does it need to be physical at all. Proposals must range from $100,000 to $4 million. The next submission window is in January 2022, with a final deadline of Wednesday, January 19, 2022. For more information, or if you’re interested in applying, read the MRI program solicitation and contact Christopher Tassava in the Grants Office.