[unav_all] UNAVCO Community MRI process for MRI-R2 - Ideas by June 1, 2009

Meghan Miller meghan at unavco.org
Fri May 15 14:32:32 MDT 2009

UNAVCO Community,

The anticipated MRI - Recovery and Reinvestment funding has now been  
announced.  For this proposal call only, special provisions apply  
including modifications to the match requirement and the opportunity  
to fund a small number of projects up to $6M.  The NSF deadline for  
proposals is August 10, 2009, and some of you have expressed interest  
in UNAVCO collaboration or support.  If you are considering using  
UNAVCO resources, by June 1, 2009 we would like to receive the  
information needed to prioritize proposals.

Program announcement:

Ways to collaborate with UNAVCO for this proposal call:
1.  Submission of an MRI - Instrument Development proposal with UNAVCO  
work included as less than 20% of the total budget in the form of a  
subaward.  In such a case, UNAVCO participation would not count  
against UNAVCO's organizational limit of 3.  UNAVCO is unlikely to be  
able to contribute to any cost share requirement.  For such a project,  
support can be requested through the web page at http://facility.unavco.org/project_support/project_support.html 

2.  UNAVCO submission of an MRI proposal on behalf of or in  
collaboration with member institutions.  Because UNAVCO is subject to  
the cost share requirement, and yet has only negligible non-federal  
sources for matching funds, this approach requires a plan to meet the  
30% cost share requirement.

Please note that universities may contribute to meeting UNAVCO's cost  
share without counting the UNAVCO submission against the university's  
organizational limit, as long as the university is not receiving an  
award or subaward.

If you are interested in advancing a proposal through UNAVCO, the  
board would like to review the following:

1.  Preliminary project summary with science goals, with intellectual  
merit and broader impacts.
2.  Draft project budget
3.  A short memorandum that addresses these questions (approximately 1  
	A.  How does the project align with UNAVCO's mission and goals?
	B.  How will the proposed project serve the UNAVCO Community?   http://www.unavco.org/pubs_reports/strategic_plan/strategic-plan.html
	C.  What is the plan/commitment to meet the match requirement?
	D.  How mature is the concept?  Is the project feasible?
	E.  What NSF program will the project serve (EAR, OPP, ATM, etc….)?

Please forward your ideas for a UNAVCO community MRI proposal to me by  
June 1, 2009 so that they can be reviewed by the board.

This is a complex program announcement from NSF.  If you have any  
questions, please call me so that we can talk about the best way to  
move projects forward.

Thank you,


M. Meghan Miller
President, UNAVCO
6350 Nautilus Drive
Boulder, CO  80301

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