Carnegie Mellon University

Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP) NSF 17-592

Email intent to Judy Coyle by 11:59 PM, 09/25/2017
Submit pre-proposal using the online form by 11:59 PM, 10/04/2017

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 this 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.

Agency Preliminary Proposal Due Date: 11/20/2017
Agency Full Proposal Due Date: 04/06/2018
Limit: 3 preproposals, no more than 2 invitations to submit full proposals will be issued to a single organization

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