[ RadSafe ] Fwd: National Science Foundation funding opportunity: Gulf Oil Spill MRI RAPID proposals

Jeff Terry terryj at iit.edu
Tue Jul 6 20:32:23 CDT 2010

Looks like the spill may be around for a while as it is now a major research project. Projects are of 1 year duration.

$200k should be able to get a nuke out of the stockpile, if someone wants to propose it. Disclaimer: I have no idea what it costs to get a nuke out of the stockpile. 

Put me down as a reviewer if you propose it. I would love to read that one. 


Jeff Terry
Illinois Institute of Technology. 

Begin forwarded message:

> Date: July 6, 2010 3:25:40 PM MDT
> Subject: National Science Foundation funding opportunity:  Gulf Oil Spill MRI RAPID proposals

> The National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program has announced the “Gulf Oil Spill MRI RAPID” opportunity.  
> The Dear Colleague Letter announcing the availability of “Gulf oil spill MRI RAPID” awards can be found at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10064.  Up to $5 million is expected to be available to support Gulf oil spill MRI RAPID awards in FY 2010, pending the number and quality of proposals. Consistent with RAPID guidelines, individual awards will not exceed $200,000, and will have a duration of one year. Institutional submission limits that apply for regular MRI competitions will be waived for this call for Gulf oil spill MRI RAPID proposals.  MRI RAPID proposals will be reviewed as they are received.
> Further information on the process can be found on the Office of Integrated Activities (OIA) MRI website: http://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/programs/mri.  Prospective PIs must contact OIA to consult as to whether the general MRI RAPID guidelines (eligibility, immediacy) can be met.  If the PI wishes to pursue the effort we ask them to submit a one-page summary.  Proposals should be submitted to OIA as the primary unit for consideration with the appropriate division(s)/office(s) as secondary.  Again, PIs interested in submitting a MRI RAPID should contact OIA. 

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