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Background Information
The National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Office of Integrative Activities (OIA) has reissued a program solicitation (available HERE) for the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program, with a proposal deadline of January 26, 2012. On December 6th, 2011 NSF MRI program staff will provide information regarding the upcoming MRI competition during a webcast to be broadcast from NSF in Arlington, VA. Questions from people considering or preparing MRI proposals will also be answered during the webcast, or shortly thereafter by email. Questions should be submitted by e-mail to the address above before or during the webcast.

About NSF
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2011  NSF's budget was approximately $6.9 billion. In FY 2010 NSF received 55,542 proposals and made 12,996 awards, resulting in a 23% funding rate. MORE


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