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2022 Internal NSF MRI Competition


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.


MRI provides support to acquire critical research instrumentation without which advances in fundamental science and engineering research may not otherwise occur. MRI also provides support to develop next-generation research instruments that open new opportunities to advance the frontiers in science and engineering research. Additionally, an MRI award is expected to enhance research training of students who will become the next generation of instrument users, designers and builders.


UW is limited to three (3) proposals for NSF MRI. We expect several possible proposals to emerge from campus and therefore an internal competition and review will be required. If you wish to participate, a pre-proposal must be submitted in InfoReady Review no later than Monday October 18, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. Late pre-proposals will not be accepted.


You may find more details and submit a proposal in InfoReady Review via the link below.


If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to our Director of Research Services, Farrell Rapp ( or our central email (!




Responsible Conduct of Research: Brown Bag Series

Fall 2021 RCR Info

The Office of Research & Economic Development would like to invite all interested UW researchers and entrepreneurs to please join us for three exciting professional development seminars this semester related to Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).  These virtual brown bag seminars are aimed towards UW graduate students, postdocs, research staff, and principal investigators, but all in the UW community are welcome.  In fact, we highly encourage department heads and administrators to consider joining us or sending someone from their unit to attend, as some of the topics will cover major topics that have impacted other institutions in the US recently. 


Please see the attached flyer for more information.  You can register for any of the seminars by clicking here, and any questions or concerns can be sent to  We hope to see you at these virtual seminars!






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