Internal competition for MRI proposals

The deadline has been extended for the Office of Research and Economic Development’s internal competition to select UNL’s proposals for the 2013 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation program. Interested faculty must notify the Office of Research of their intent to submit a proposal for the internal competition by 5 p.m. Oct. 26. Internal pre-proposals are due Nov. 2.

The goal of NSF’s MRI program is to improve the quality and scope of research and training in science and engineering by providing shared instrumentation that typically is too costly or cannot be supported through other NSF programs. UNL can submit up to three full proposals to NSF: two in the equipment acquisition category, and one in the equipment development category. UNL’s internal competition will select the top pre-proposals for further development into full proposals for submission to NSF. The full proposals are due to NSF on Jan. 24, 2013.

Visit the Limited Submissions website for more information about the selection process for internal competitions and to complete the Notification of Intent to Submit form. Full details about the MRI competition are available here.

For more information contact Noah Clayton, project manager, Office of Research and Economic Development, (402) 472-8031.