National Science Foundation (NSF) - Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
Internal Deadline: November 25, 2014, by 5pm
Sponsor Deadline: January 22, 2015
Fordham may submit three applications; if three are submitted, only two can be for instrument acquisition, one must be for instrument development
Internal competition instructions for Track 1, Acquisition proposals.
(Please contact Kris Wolff if you are interested in Track 2, Development, instead.)
Instrument Location and Type – specify the building/room and the instrument (one sentence).
Description of the Research Instrument and Needs – please provide a brief technical description of the instrument and why it is needed at Fordham (half a page).
Research Activities to be Enabled – describe the specific research projects and research training activities currently active at Fordham that will be enabled with the desired instrumentation (no more than 1 page).
Impact on Research and Training Infrastructure – briefly describe how the instrument will serve to attract researchers and make a substantial improvement in Fordham's capabilities to conduct leading-edge research. If appropriate, describe how the instrument will improve the quality of research training (no more than 1 page).
Estimated Budget and Plan for Cost Match – NSF welcomes proposals in the range of $100,000 to $4 million from all departments; proposals for less than $100,000 will only be accepted from departments of mathematics or the social, behavioral and economic sciences.
Please provide an estimated budget for your total request, including the 78.5% indirect costs on any salaries or wages, broken down between the 70% from NSF and the required 30% cost match. Provide a plan to secure the 30% match: this can be a combination of a cash contribution from another (non-Federal) Fordham budget, in-kind such as waived indirect costs or donated time, and third-party contributions. If available, provide supporting documentation for the match and a quote for the instrumentation.
Email to Kris Wolff (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5pm on Tuesday, November 25th.