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NSF invests in mid-scale research infrastructure

The U.S. National Science Foundation is investing in 10 mid-scale research infrastructure projects totaling $127 million. These infrastructure projects include designing next generation radars, superconducting magnets, ocean bottom seismographs, and internet security. Other projects include developing tools for studying the online behavior of people and the platforms they use, learning about underground ecosystems, and fabricating new types of integrated circuits to enable research to advance semiconductor technology.

"U.S. researchers need cutting-edge tools to stay at the forefront of science and technology," said NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan. "NSF is committed to filling this mid-scale space in the American scientific research infrastructure by investing in research facilities and instrumentation that advance next-generation discoveries."

The infrastructure projects include:

NSF recognizes that mid-scale research infrastructure is crucial to the success of the entire scientific research infrastructure ecosystem.

For more information about the Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure-1 program, visit nsf.gov.