|NSF program funding targets repair/renovation of existing research facilities|
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has posted a solicitation titled Academic Research Infrastructure Program: Recovery and Reinvestment (ARI-R2). This funding will target repair and renovation of existing research facilities. New construction is not allowed. Please refer to NSF 09-562 for detailed information. Given that UND can only submit one proposal, a letter of intent is due July 1 to NSF, and a final proposal is due by August 24 to NSF. We are asking for a fast response from those interested as outlined below. Cost sharing is not required.
In order to best evaluate the projects, we are asking that interested parties prepare two responses for our office. The first is a quick email as soon as possible indicating intent to prepare the second response. The second response is a Letter of Intent that mirrors the required letter outlined in the solicitation (Section V. A). This letter should be prepared using the instructions in the solicitation on the NSF Fastlane website as if it was actually being submitted. This will facilitate immediate submission by the Research office to NSF when the selection process is completed. A printed copy of this letter should be to our office by noon Thursday, June 25 for review. We will select one project to go forward using review criteria outlined in the solicitation.
Please address questions to John La Duke, Associate Vice President of Research and Economic Development (7-3641 or 7-4278 or email@example.com)
-- John C. La Duke, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Research Development and Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4278