Instrumentation for Materials Research – Major Instrumentation Projects (IMR-MIP) Program
The Incentive Funds Program in the Research Office is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation – Instrumentation for Materials Research - Major Instrumentation Projects (IMR-MIP) program.
Research Office Letter of Intent submission deadline: Monday, April 19, 2010
NSF Full Proposal Target Date(s):
June 21, 2010
Information: Debbie Delmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 737-8390
The program limits to one (1) the number of proposals that may be submitted by Oregon State University.
In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding, the Office of the Vice President for Research will select the proposal to represent Oregon State University and to submit their proposal to the NSF-IMR-MIP program.
The IMR-MIP program in the Division of Materials Research provides support for the design and construction of major instruments costing more than $4 million but less than $20 million. Such instruments may include, but are not limited to, key instrumentation for coherent light sources, neutron beam lines, synchrontron beam lines, high field magnets, and detectors. While all types of instrumentation are encouraged, in FY2010, there will be an emphasis on coherent light sources for R&D proposals. The program supports three types of awards: Research and Development (R&D) awards, Conceptual and Engineering Design (CED) awards, and Construction (CNST) awards. An R&D award will support research and development of major instrumentation and address technical issues that are on the critical path of the engineering design of a major instrument. A CED award will enable the proposer to do the necessary engineering design of the instrument. A CNST proposal may only be submitted after a satisfactory engineering design of the instrument has been completed and has been approved by both the facility at which the instrument will be situated and by NSF. The program does not provide operating funds for projects it supports through this solicitation. Operational costs must be supported either by the facility or the institution at which the instrument is located.
Guidance for preparation of Letters of Intent to the Research Office:
- Title of Project
- Include Department and Email address
- Type of award (R&D, CED or CNST)
- Describe briefly where the project “fits” on a national and international level.
- Describe the vision and goals for the proposed project, including its potential in enabling the nation’s research and education infrastructure for materials science and engineering and its broader educational and societal impacts.
- Draft proposed budget information.
- Be limited to three (3) pages.
- Be submitted electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to:email@example.com