Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs

National Science Foundation (NSF)

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Grant amount: Up to US $55,000,000

Next deadline: Nov 1, 2019

Later deadlines: Nov 1, 2020, Nov 1, 2021, Nov 1, 2022, Nov 1, 2023, Nov 1, 2024, Nov 1, 2025, Nov 1, 2026, Nov 1, 2027, Nov 1, 2028, Nov 1, 2029, Nov 1, 2030, Nov 1, 2031

Applicant type: College / University Nonprofit

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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Note: Applications are due by 5:00 PM submitter's local time on the date listed above. This announcement will be repeated from October 1 - November 1 annually thereafter.

Research supported by the Division of Materials Research (DMR) focuses on advancing fundamental understanding of materials, materials discovery, design, synthesis, characterization, properties, and materials-related phenomena. DMR awards enable understanding of the electronic, atomic, and molecular structures, mechanisms, and processes that govern nanoscale to macroscale morphology and properties; manipulation and control of these properties; discovery of emerging phenomena of matter and materials; and creation of novel design, synthesis, and processing strategies that lead to new materials with unique characteristics. These discoveries and advancements transcend traditional scientific and engineering disciplines. The Division supports research and education activities in the United States through funding of individual investigators, teams, centers, facilities, and instrumentation.

Projects supported by DMR are essential for the development of future technologies and industries that meet societal needs, as well preparation of the next generation of materials researchers. This solicitation applies to the following six DMR Topical Materials Research Programs that fund research and educational projects by individual investigators or small groups:

  • Biomaterials (BMAT),
  • Condensed Matter Physics (CMP),
  • Electronic and Photonic Materials (EPM),
  • Metals and Metallic Nanostructures (MMN),
  • Polymers (POL), and
  • Solid-State and Materials Chemistry (SSMC).

It does not apply to the following two DMR Topical Materials Research Programs, which have their own solicitations: Ceramics (CER) (NSF 16-597) and Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT) (NSF 16-596).

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