Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)

Please distribute this information to your faculty and eligible PIs who may have an interest in submitting an application to this program

 

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M Faculty and PIs

NSF

Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15580/nsf15580.htm

 

Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.

 

Institutional Eligibility:  A single organization may submit a maximum of three preliminary proposals as the lead institution. Full proposals are to be submitted only when invited by NSF, and no more than two invitations will be issued to a single organization. There is no limit to participation as a partner institution.

 

PI Eligibility:  Any one individual may be the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) for no more than one preliminary or full proposal.

 

Additional Eligibility Info:

All organizations as specified in Chapter 1, Section E of the GPG are eligible to propose, including (but not limited to) US National Observatories and Centers, with the following exceptions. Organizations affiliated with ALMA and Gemini observatories are ineligible to apply for instrumentation for those observatories, since they have instrument development funding through their international agreements. Unaffiliated organizations, such as university groups, may propose visitor instruments for Gemini, but not for ALMA.   

 

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).

 

Proposal Limit: 3

 

Summary:  A vigorous Mid-Scale Innovations Program (MSIP) was recommended by the 2010 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, citing "many highly promising projects for achieving diverse and timely science." As described in the solicitation, the Division of Astronomical Sciences has established a mid-scale program to support a variety of astronomical activities within a cost range up to $30M.  This program will be formally divided into four subcategories: 1) limited term, self-contained science projects; 2) longer term mid-scale facilities; 3) development investments for future mid-scale and large-scale projects; and 4) community open access capabilities. The MSIP will emphasize both strong scientific merit and a well-developed plan for student training and involvement of a diverse workforce in instrumentation, facility development, or data management.

Dates:

 

July 13, 2015

Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project. 

 

Send email of intent to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

July 15, 2015

Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

 

All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.

 

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a one-three page research plan summary, two-page bio-sketch, and preliminary budget.

 

The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.  Once you log-in to e-proposal, choose “Limited Submission Grant” from the Available Grants section.


If you have any questions, please contact:

 shelly.martin@tamu.edu  or 979.862.2233.

 

August 5, 2015

Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

September 16, 2015

Sponsor deadline for the Preliminary Proposal (due by 5:00 p.m. proposer’s local time).

February 22, 2016

Sponsor deadline for the Full Proposal (by invitation only).

 

 

Internal Selection Procedures:

Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.

Navigation
Upcoming Events
PDA Bi-Annual General Meeting Apr 03, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — MSC
NSF Broader Impacts Workshop Apr 12, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM — 103 Henderson Hall
PDA Networking Event Apr 19, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Taz
Postdoctoral Professional Development Series: CIRTL: Professional Development Resource for Postdocs Apr 21, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
PDA - BioScience Writers Workshop Apr 28, 2017 08:40 AM — TBD
Upcoming events…