Preliminary Proposal Due Date: February 19, 2019
The Mid-scale RI program provides a competitive opportunity to support research infrastructure of intermediate scales above the MRI and below the MREFC thresholds.
Within Mid-scale RI-1, proposers may submit two types of projects, “Implementation” and “Design”.
Design and Implementation projects may comprise any combination of equipment, infrastructure, computational hardware and software, and necessary commissioning. Design includes planning (preliminary and final design) of research infrastructure with an anticipated total project cost that is appropriate for future Mid-scale RI-1, Mid-scale RI-2 or MREFC-class investments. Mid-scale RI-1 uses an inclusive definition of implementation, which can include traditional stand-alone construction or acquisition and can include a degree of advanced development leading immediately to final system acquisition and/or construction.