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Limited Submissions are extramural funding opportunities that limit the number applications submitted per institution. Faculty that are interested in applying for a limited submission that is not posted on InfoReady must contact the Office of the Vice President for Research to verify their eligibility and ensure that another application has not been selected to submit.  Failure to comply with this internal submission process may lead to the automatic rejection of a proposal selected by the University of Utah.

For a list of current Limited Submissions visit our Competition Space.


Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) - NSF 18-513
Internal Deadline: Monday, October 19th 2020
External Deadline: Friday, January 1st, 2021
Award Amount: Varies

Program Synopsis
The Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education and not-for-profit scientific/engineering research organizations.

An MRI award supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs.

An MRI proposal may request up to $4 million for either acquisition or development of a research instrument. Beginning with the FY 2018 competition, each performing organization may submit in revised “Tracks” as defined below:

  1. Track 1 MRI proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $100,000 and less than $1,000,000. The University of Utah is limited to twoTrack 1 proposals.
  2. Track 2 MRI proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $1,000,000 up to and including $4,000,000. The University of Utah is limited to oneTrack 2 proposal.

The number of MRI proposal submissions allowed per institution continues to be a maximum of three, but is now based on the dollar value of the amount requested from NSF.

Please see solicitation NSF 18-513 for full program details and eligibility requirements.

Required Application Information
Research Narrative
: PDF Format Only - 2 page maximum research statement that identifies the following:

  1. Whether the proposal will be submitted to Track 1 or Track 2
  2. A summary of the instrumentation to be purchased
  3. Significance of the instrumentation to the University of Utah
  4. Potential users of the instrumentation
  5. Project participants and qualifications of the PI and co-PIs
  6. Relevance of the instrumentation to the goals and priorities of NSF and the MRI program
  7. The anticipated budget total

Biosketch
PDF Format Only - 2 page, NSF-style biosketch for all PIs, co-PIs, and senior personnel

Review Process
Applications will be reviewed by a campus-wide committee who will evaluate the likelihood that the proposed project will be funded by NSF, and also ensure that a diversity of projects and disciplines are selected from different units on campus. Applicants will be notified of the final decisions by Monday, November 2nd, 2020, in time to prepare a full proposal to the sponsor.

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Edward J. Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation: Mallinckrodt Scholar Awards
Limited Submission: Two nominees
Award Amount:  $400,000 for 4 years
Internal submission deadline: November 2, 2020

The mission of the Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation is to support early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease. Click here to learn more about the Mallinckrodt Scholar Awards.

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Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars
Limited Submission: One nominee
Award Amount: $100,000 unrestricted funds
Internal submission deadline: November 2, 2020

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment (see below), and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching.

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David and Lucille Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering
Limited Submission: Two nominees
Award Amount: $875,000 over 5 years
Internal submission deadline: November 2, 2020

The Fellowship Program provides support for highly creative researchers early in their careers; faculty members who are well established and well-funded are less likely to receive the award. Packard Fellows are inquisitive, passionate scientists and engineers who take a creative approach to their research, dare to think big, and follow new ideas wherever they lead.

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Moore Inventor Fellows
Limited Submission: Two nominees
Award Amount: $675,000 over 3 years
Internal submission deadline: November 2, 2020

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is launching a competition to identify outstanding inventors who harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care.

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Brain Research Foundation - Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
Limited Submission: One nominee
Award Amount: $80,000 over 2 years
Internal submission deadline:  November 2, 2020

The Seed Grant program supports full-time Assistant or Associate Professors working in the field of neuroscience. The program aims to provide start-up money for new and innovative research projects that have the potential to become competitive for an NIH grant or other external funding sources.

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Last Updated: 4/13/21