NSF Mid-scale Research Infrastructure (Mid-scale RI – 2) Solicitation and Webinars

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Mid-scale Research Infrastructure (Mid-scale RI) Big Idea is intended to provide an agile, Foundation-wide process to fund experimental research capabilities in the mid-scale range ($6 million to $100 million), between the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) and Major Facilities thresholds.

Recently, Solicitation NSF 21-537 for the Mid-scale RI-2 program (total project cost of $20 million to under $100 million) was released. This is one of two NSF-wide funding opportunities that support NSF Mid-scale RI, the other being Solicitation NSF 21-505 for the Mid-scale RI-1 program.

Solicitation NSF 21-537 for Mid-scale RI-2 has the following deadlines:

  • Letters of Intent (required), February 03, 2021
  • Preliminary Proposals, March 05, 2021
  • Full Proposals (by invitation), September 20, 2021

NSF will host outreach webinars with information about the Mid-scale RI-2 funding opportunity on Wednesday, January 6 and Thursday, January 7, 2021. Information on Day 1 will be repeated on Day 2, using the same Zoom meeting information.
Each session will begin at 1:00 p.m. (EST):

  • A general session on Mid-scale RI-2 information (1:00 p.m. -1:40 p.m. Eastern) with Q&A
  • Directorate breakouts (1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern) will address directorate-specific information and Q&A.

Zoom webinar link: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/j/1612976668?pwd=eG9mWjZUeVdCS2ZzWTFYZmt3OUIrQT09
Webinar ID: 161 297 6668
Passcode: 2M3cLw
Join via phone: (669)254-5252 US (San Jose) or (646)828-7666 US (New York)
Webinar ID: 161 297 6668
Questions: Please submit questions via Chat during the webinar. There will be no participant audio-enabled questions or screen sharing.

Directorate Breakouts:

  • Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time and
  • Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 pm Eastern Time.

CISE Breakout
Zoom link: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/j/1608265562?pwd=MDN5c3liMm55U3FBZlBSRnJodXBWdz09
Meeting ID: 161 206 5490
Passcode: 6.myEg
Join via phone: (669)254-5252 US (San Jose) or (646)828-7666 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 161 206 5490

EHR & SBE Breakout
Zoom link: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/j/1612065490?pwd=LzlwSHMwd0twT1RTZkZ1SXNPcS8wQT09
Meeting ID: 160 826 5562
Passcode: 6.myEg
Join via phone: (669)254-5252 US (San Jose) or (646)828-7666 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 160 826 5562