The following programs provide funding or support specifically for
equipment or instrumentation. Consult each program’s web page
for more detailed information and current deadlines. Find more
opportunities by using Pivot and selecting “Equipment and Materials or Facility Use and Construction
” under “Funding Type.”
|Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program
||campus limited submission: approximately November
||MRI provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major
instrumentation that supports the research and research training
goals of the organization and that may be used by other
researchers regionally or nationally.
|Advanced Technologies and Instrumentation (ATI)
||The ATI program provides grants to support the development and
construction of state-of-the-art astronomical detectors and
instruments for the visible, infrared, submillimeter, and radio
regions of the spectrum.
|Archaeometry Awards, SBE Archaeology and Archaeometry
The Archaeology Program recognizes three broad classes of
archaeometric proposals: proposals to support laboratories which
provide archaeometric services; proposals to develop and refine
archaeometric techniques; proposals to apply existing analytic
techniques to specific bodies of archaeological materials.
Laboratory support awards provide “core” funding
that permits laboratories to increase analytical capacity
through the addition and/or replacement of equipment and
retention of key personnel.
|Capacity: Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories
||Supports major improvements to biological field stations or
laboratories in any terrestrial, marine, estuarine, or
freshwater environment for research and education.
|Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities (CRIF)
||to be determined
||CRIF provides funds to research institutions and consortia
thereof for the purchase of multi-user instruments and for the
establishment and support of multi-user research facilities in
the chemical sciences. NSF has temporarily suspended the CRIF
|CISE Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI)
||December for letters of intent
||The program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE
disciplines of the three participating divisions by funding the
creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure.
|Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities (EAR/IF)
||This program supports: Acquisition or Upgrade of Research
Equipment; Development of New Instrumentation, Analytical
Techniques or Software; Support of National or Regional
Multi-User Facilities; Support for Early Career Investigators.
|Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 (Mid-scale RI-1), Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-2 (Mid-scale RI-2)
||The Mid-scale Research Infrastructure Big Idea funds
experimental research capabilities in the mid-scale range
between the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program and
Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC)
|Oceanographic Facilities and Equipment Support
||These awards are made for the procurement, conversion and/or
up-grade, enhancement or annual operation of platforms in the
ocean, coastal, near-shore and Great Lakes.
|Sustaining Infrastructure for Biological Research
||Supports the continued operation of existing research
infrastructure that advances contemporary biology.