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Prepare a More Competitive MRI Grant Application

The competition is fierce for NSF’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grants. The complex proposal format is significantly different from the standard research grant application, and you need every increment of improvement that you can get. If you don’t address those key differences in your MRI application, your funding request will be shot down before it even gets started./p>

The MRI program supports the acquisition and development of instruments that are too expensive or not appropriate for other NSF programs. It is intended to raise the overall quality of research and promote the integration of research and education. The program also values sharing expensive instrumentation, not just among multiple investigators, but among multiple institutions. The NSF allows and even encourages private sector collaborations, and there is a provision for working with commercial entities as sub-awardees.

Must-have, step-by-step expert guidance includes:

  • Know Your Eligibility Before You Start (page 5)
  • Don’t Leave Out These Key Elements (page 7)
  • Make Your Proposal Stand Out (page 10)
  • FAQs on MRI Program Proposals (page 11)
  • Checklist Tool (page 14)

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