Internal Competition Completed


Principal Investigators Selected
  • Maxine Brown (Computer Science) Vikas Berry (Chemical Engineering) Farhad Ansari (Civil and Materials Engineering) are authorized to submit

Program Summary

Program Summary

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally.

 

The instrument acquired or developed is expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. For the purposes of the MRI program, a proposal must be for either acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single, well-integrated instrument. The MRI program does not support the acquisition or development of a suite of instruments to outfit research laboratories or facilities, or that can be used to conduct independent research activities simultaneously.

 

Cost-sharing of precisely 30% of the total project cost is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education. 

Application Limits

Application Limits

UIC may submit up to three proposals provided at least one is for Instrument Development.  This limit includes participation as a significantly funded subawardee on another instititons MRI proposal.

An unfunded collaboration does not count against the submission limit. Inclusion as a funded subawardee on a development (Track 2) proposal at a level in excess of 20% of the total budget requested from NSF, or as a funded subawardee on any acquisition (Track 1) proposal, will be counted against an organization's proposal submission limit.

Preference will be given to applications on which UIC is the lead institution.

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
October 13, 2017
UIC Internal Competition
TBD
Sponsor Letter of Intent
N/A
Sponsor Application
January 10, 2018

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

 

Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program.  White paper instructions will distributed to those who have submitted LOIs.

 

Please contact Natalia Glubisz at RDS@uic.edu or 312-996-8348 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.