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An anonymous panel of judges consisting of NI experts evaluates all entries. The decisions of the judges are final. Entries are evaluated based on the following considerations:
January 1—Application opens for Phase I, pre-proposal abstract submissions
March 4—Deadline: Phase I applications due by midnight CST
March 25—Applicants receive notification of Phase I results
June 10—Deadline: Phase II proposals (invitation only) due by midnight CST
July 8—Final grant recipients notified
Applicants must identify their NI sponsor before submitting an application. This is usually the applicant’s local field engineer. To find your local NI representative, please call (888) 280-7645 or visit ni.com/global. Your sponsor will advise you throughout the application process.
During Phase I, applicants have the opportunity to submit an abstract summarizing the purpose of the project, what issues it addresses, goals, and objectives. In addition, applicants must briefly describe any additional funding, experience, and project plans related to the project. Abstracts must be submitted through the online form at ni.com/research-grants. Applicants are notified of their application status through the email address listed on their application. Finalists are invited to proceed to Phase II. Those who are not invited to Phase II are encouraged to contact their NI sponsor regarding next steps.
Invited finalists from Phase I have the opportunity to submit a full proposal that elaborates on the technical aspects, timeline, and budget of the project. Finalists receive a detailed template that outlines specific criteria needed for Phase II proposals when they are notified of their invitation to Phase II.
Grant award recipients are notified by the date specified in the Application Dates table. Projects being funded through the grant will be publicly announced at the NIWeek conference that follows the close of the grant program.
Odds of receiving a grant depends on the number and quality of eligible entries received. By entering or accepting a grant, authors consent to the use of their names (including corporation name), pictures, voices, evaluation data, biographical data, and/or likeness in advertising and promotional materials by NI and its promotional partners, without additional compensation. Author is responsible for ensuring that any grant awarded is used for the project described in the application.
Authors agree that NI (including its affiliates and advertising agencies) shall not be liable for injury, loss, or damage of any kind resulting from participating in this program or from the acceptance or use of any grant awarded. Authors warrant their entries are original, that no false information is given, and that no other person owns or has any rights to any element of the entry including any copyrights in it. Program rules may change from year to year. The use of any NI hardware or software provided as part of a grant is subject to the NI Terms and Conditions of Sale located at: http://www.ni.com/pdf/legal/us/termsofsale.pdf.
NI additionally assists researchers, on a case-by-case basis, by providing training, engineering consulting, and support in winning government grants. Discuss the options for additional assistance with your local NI representative.