Institute Contact: Gail Spatt, 404.385.8334 or email@example.com
Sponsor Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13545/nsf13545.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
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NSF has released Program Solicitation NSF 12-544, Scalable Nanomanufacturing. Per the RFP, "the emphasis of this program is on research to overcome the key impediments that prevent the low cost production of useful nanomaterials, devices and systems at industrially relevant scale." These four-year grants, funded at a maximum total of $1,500,000, place a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research as well as industry partnerships.
Proposals must address one or more of the following themes:
- Novel processes and techniques for continuous and scalable nanomanufacturing;
- Directed (e.g. physical/chemical/biological) self-assembly processes leading to heterogeneous nanostructures with the potential for high-rate production;
- Fundamental scientific research in well-defined areas that are compellingly justified as critical impediments to scale-up;
- Principles and design methods to produce machines and processes to manufacture nanoscale structures, devices and systems; and/or
- Societal, environmental and educational implications of the large-scale production and use of nanomaterials, devices and systems, including the life-cycle analysis of such nanomaterials, devices and systems.
Georgia Tech may only submit one proposal under this program, and the NSF deadline is June 3, 2013. Due to the tight turnaround time, interested PIs should submit a brief (3 pages maximum) pre-proposal, as one pdf, to Gail Spatt at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The pre-proposal should contain the following elements:
- Project Title
- PI name and affiliation
- Other potential partners (GT faculty members, other institutions, industry)
- Research or education theme(s) addressed (from the above list)
- Project summary. Please include a clear explanation of both the importance and commercial feasibility of the proposed project, as well as the elements that will link research and education.
Please forward this announcement as appropriate and direct all questions to Gail Spatt, 404-385-8334 or email@example.com. Interested parties should carefully review the full RFP at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13545/nsf13545.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click to understand the detailed purpose and requirements of this solicitation.