The National Science Foundation (NSF) accepts only two proposals per educational institution for their Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI). The NSF’s MRI provides organizations with opportunities to substantially improve their research capabilities by acquiring major instrumentation.

Illinois State University has formed a Pre-proposal Review Committee that will be reviewing all pre-proposals to determine which proposals will be submitted to NSF for consideration. These pre-proposals are due September 10, 2017. For more information on the criteria, or to apply, please go to the application webpage.