The Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities Program (CRIF) is structured to enable the National Science Foundation's Division of Chemistry to respond to a variety of needs for infrastructure that promotes research and education in areas traditionally supported by the Division (NSF Chemistry Homepage). The Departmental Multi-User Instrumentation component of CRIF (CRIF:MU) provides funds to universities, colleges, and consortia thereof for the purchase of multi-user instruments. The maximum request is $500,000 for instrumentation. Additional funds may be requested for personnel who are needed to support cyber-enhanced projects. Other components of CRIF include: CRIF:ID The Instrument Development component of CRIF (CRIF:ID) provides funds for the design and construction of instruments that will enable new chemical measurements or will significantly
broaden the use of chemical instrumentation. CRIF:CRF Cyberinfrastructure and Research Facilities (CRIF:CRF) provides funds to establish and support either centers for the development of cyber-enabled chemical research, or regional or national instrumentation facilities. Awards in CRIF:CRF range from $300,000-1,200,000/yr for up to five years. Instrumentation for allied fields of research, such as molecular and cellular biosciences, materials science and chemical engineering, is provided through other NSF programs (see Section IX).
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
NSF Publication 05-578
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