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  • Writer's pictureRon Ben Tsvi

NSF Grants for Instrumentation & Hardware Systems

The National Science Foundation is one of the most diverse investors in revolutionary technology for small businesses and invests up to $1.5 million in seed funding per project taking 0% equity. This year the NSF is looking to invest in R&D for Instrumentation & Hardware Systems in the private and public sector.

Projects details:

Phase I $225,000 (Proof of Concept - 6 months to a year)

Phase II $750,000 (Prototype- 1 to 2 Years)

Phase I Due Date: June 13, 2019

Instrumentation & Hardware Systems:

The Instrumentation and Hardware Systems topic addresses the research and development of new and improved instrumentation and related systems for a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications. Proposals in this topic may deal with new instruments for use in scientific, industrial, engineering, or manufacturing environments, among others. Types of instruments that will be considered include systems and tools designed for the purposes of detection, manipulation, characterization, measurement, processing, control, and/or monitoring. A wide variety of applications areas will be considered as part of this topic.


  • Instrumentation or Hardware Systems for Imaging

  • Instrumentation or Hardware Systems for Characterization

  • Instrumentation or Hardware Systems for Detection, Actuation, Control, and Manipulation

  • Other Instrumentation or Hardware Systems Technologies

And many, many more topics.


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