The National Science Foundation is holding its 2016 Major
Research Instrumentation (MRI) program competition. Institutions are limited to two proposals for instrument
acquisition and one proposal for instrument development.
Due to this restriction, IUP is holding an internal
competition for interested IUP faculty and staff members.
Researchers should provide a one-page description
(additional pages will be discarded and not reviewed) of the
type of equipment they are interested in purchasing and how
the equipment will benefit research and research training at
IUP. Please be sure to include your name, department, and
contact information. In the
past, IUP has been very successful in obtaining awards
from this program, so we strongly encourage you to
consider this opportunity.
If your proposal is for the resubmission of a
previously unfunded MRI submission, please also
include with your project description (in addition to the
one-page description above) the following supplemental
For general information on the MRI program, please see the
Synopsis. For more detailed information about award
limits, eligibility, and other considerations, please refer
to the Program
Guidelines and the Frequently
Asked Questions. Full proposals to NSF will be due
on or before January 13, 2016.
The one-page project description (and supplemental
information, if proposing a resubmission) should be
submitted no later than the close of business on
Monday, November 9, 2015. Project descriptions may be submitted via e-mail, campus
mail, or hand delivery to:
School of Graduate Studies and Research
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Attn: Hilliary Creely
Stright Hall, Room 114
210 South Tenth Street
Indiana, PA firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions, please contact the IUP
Research Institute at 724-357-2223.