Multi-User Biological Equipment and Instrumentation
RUI Proposals to Multi-User Biological Equipment and Instrumentation Resources
MUE (NSF 98-137) accepts proposals through the Research in Undergraduate Institutions program (NSF 00-144). The MUE program requires that one of the PIs have active NSF research funding. NSF recognizes that research in NSF-funded areas at RUI institutions is often supported by other sources. Therefore, for RUI institutions, the Program makes an exception to the requirement for active NSF research funding, provided that (1) the user group is conducting research in NSF-supported areas and (2) the user group is able to show adequate research support from other funding sources (e.g., private foundations or institutional research support) to support the proposed research activities.
Target Date: First
Monday in October Annually
Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR)
Supports the development of new instrumentation that will increase the accuracy, range, or sensitivity of observations for BIO research fields including: development of concept and proof of concept for an entirely new instrument; development of new instruments that will provide new capabilities or significantly extend currently achievable sensitivity or resolution; and improved or novel software for the operation of instruments or the analyis of data or images.
Target Date: Last
Monday in August Annually
Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
The MRI Program assists in the acquisition or development of major research instrumentation by U.S. institutions that is, in general, too costly for support through other NSF programs. The maintenance and technical support associated with these instruments are also supported. Proposals may be for a single instrument, a large system of instruments, or multiple instruments that share a common research focus.
Date: Fourth Thursday in January Annually
Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment for Research at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML)
Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSMLs) are off-campus facilities for research and education conducted in the natural habitats of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. FSMLs support biological research and education by preserving access to study areas and organisms, by providing facilities and equipment in close proximity to those study areas, and by fostering an atmosphere of mutual scientific interest and collaboration in research and education. To fulfill these roles, FSMLs must offer modern laboratories and educational spaces, up-to-date equipment, appropriate personal accommodations for visiting scientists and students, and modern communications and data management systems for a broad array of users. In recognition of the importance of FSMLs in modern biology, NSF invites proposals that address these general goals of FSML improvement.
April 13, 2004 and First Friday in March Annually thereafter
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