About the series
On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, and Thursday, November 17, 2022, NSF will host outreach townhalls with information about the latest Mid-Scale RI-1 funding opportunity. Each session will begin at 1:00 p.m. EST and have two parts:
- Session 1: A general Mid-scale RI-1 information session (1:00 p.m. -1:40 p.m. EST) with Q&A.
- Session 2: Project management and directorate-specific breakouts (1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST) where more technical questions will be addressed.
- Biological Sciences
- Computer and Information Science and Engineering
- Mathematical and Physical Sciences
- Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
- STEM Education
- Project Management
Information on Day 1 will be repeated on Day 2 (there is no need to attend on both days).
Registration is required to access the main plenary town hall and a follow-on project management or directorate-specific breakout: Register here for the Zoom webinar.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Mid-scale Research Infrastructure (Mid-scale RI) Activity is intended to provide an agile, Foundation-wide process to fund experimental research capabilities in the mid-scale range, between the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program upper limit ($4 million) and Major Multi-user Facilities lower threshold (currently $100 million). Recently, solicitation NSF 22-637 was published for the Mid-scale RI-1 program (total project cost of $4 million up to but not including $20 million), one of two Foundation-wide funding opportunities that span the mid-scale range. The deadline for preliminary proposals is January 5, 2023.