Sponsor:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

Sponsor Program Solicitation: NSF 15-522
Funding Amount: 1 to 3 awards totaling $10M to $25M
Duration: 5 years

Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity



NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 01/02/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 03/02/2015

Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

Only one proposal allowed from NU.  This opportunity is still open. If you are interested in submitting, please contact Karen Drew (x4824) immediately.

Funding Areas

The Division of Materials Research (DMR) seeks to significantly accelerate advances in materials research and engineering through the rapid discovery of new materials and phenomena by developing a new midscale user facility program – Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) program. MIPs embrace the paradigm set forth by the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) which strives to “discover, manufacture, and deploy advanced materials in half the time and at a fraction of the cost.” Platforms respond to the increasing complexity of conducting materials research that requires the close collaboration of multidisciplinary teams who have access to cutting edge tools. To accelerate research outcomes, Platforms conduct research through iterative “closed-loop” efforts among the areas of materials synthesis, characterization, theory, and the application of theory through modeling and/or simulation. The in-house research conducted by a MIP is transformational and focuses on a targeted materials grand challenge and/or a technological outcome (e.g., understanding complexity, discovery of new phenomena and materials, etc.) that addresses a national priority.