Manufacturing Machines and Equipment

National Science Foundation (NSF)

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Grant amount: US $1 - US $300,000

Next deadline: Jan 24, 2020

Later deadlines: Sep 15, 2020, Jan 24, 2021, Sep 15, 2021, Jan 24, 2022, Sep 15, 2022, Sep 15, 2023, Sep 15, 2024, Jan 24, 2025, Sep 15, 2025

Applicant type: Organizations

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Synopsis
The MME program supports fundamental research that enables the development of new and/or improved manufacturing machines and equipment, and optimization of their use, with a particular focus on equipment appropriate for the manufacture of mechanical and electromechanical devices, products, and systems featuring scales from microns to meters (proposals relating to nanomanufacturing should be submitted to the CMMI NanoManufacturing program, and those relating to the manufacture of electronic devices such as IC products should be submitted to the ECCS Division). Proposals relating to a wide range of manufacturing operations are encouraged, including both subtractive and additive processes, forming, bonding/joining, and laser processing. Proposals that will enable innovations in one or more of the Manufacturing USA institutes' focus areas and leverage the facilities, infrastructure and member companies of an institute, are also encouraged.

Competitive projects will propose hypothesis-driven research that advances the frontiers of knowledge in relevant areas. Proposals submitted to the MME program should include a clearly articulated research (not developmental) objective and a coherent plan to accomplish the stated objective. Both experimental and theoretical work are supported. The Project Description must contain, as a separate section within the narrative, a section labeled "Broader Impacts." 

Proposals accepted for consideration in the MME program must be fully compliant with the most recent version of the NSF Grant Proposal Guide (GPG). Persons submitting proposals to the program should review the GPG as it is updated frequently and submission requirements change.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.