Funding agency: 
National Science Foundation
Synopsis of Program

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. 

Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):

     November 20, 2017

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):

     April 06, 2018:  by invitation only

 
Deadline: 
November 20, 2017
Funding type: 
Faculty