Sponsor:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

Sponsor Program Solicitation: NSF 15-519
Funding Amount: 10 to 15 awards at a range of $500,000 to a maximum of $2,000,000 per year
Duration: Five years: FY 2015-2019

Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity

Closed - Submitting PI: Ahmed Busnaina, MIE


NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 12/02/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 04/03/2015
Letter of Intent Deadline: 02/02/2015

Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

This opportunity is still open. If interested in submitting, please contact Karen Drew (x4824) immediately.

A US academic institution may submit or participate in only one individual site proposal submitted in response to this solicitation. An academic institution that is awarded as a shared user facility site may also propose later to be the Coordinating Office.

Funding Areas

Over the past decade of its authorized award life, the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) has enabled major discoveries, innovations, and contributions to education and commerce by providing researchers from academia, small and large companies, and government with open access to university user facilities with leading-edge fabrication and characterization tools, instrumentation, and expertise within all disciplines of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. The National Science Foundation is now moving forward with the new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) as the successor to the NNIN.  This solicitation establishes a competition for individual university user facility sites positioned across the nation. A Coordinating Office will then be selected competitively at a later stage from among the selected sites to enhance their impact as a national infrastructure of user facility sites. The ultimate selection of user facility sites will include capabilities and instrumentation addressing current and anticipated future user needs across the broad areas of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.