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National Science Foundation Releases DCL Announcing Upcoming Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure Solicitations 

NSF has released a Dear Colleague Letter alerting researchers to upcoming opportunities for Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure, designed to support infrastructure projects within all areas of science and engineering that NSF supports, with budgets between $6 million and $70 million. NSF anticipates releasing two funding opportunities for projects falling in two budget categories that will support new or upgraded research infrastructure. For details, please see the full Dear Colleague Letter. Please contact the Office of Research Development (ORD) with any questions regarding these upcoming opportunities.

 

Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF)

DMREF is the primary program by which NSF participates in the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) for Global Competitiveness. DMREF will support activities that significantly accelerate materials discovery and/or development by building the fundamental knowledge base needed to design and make materials and/or devices with specific and desired functions or properties. This will be accomplished through forming interdisciplinary teams of researchers working synergistically in a “closed loop” fashion, building a vibrant research community, leveraging data science, providing ready access to materials data, and educating the future MGI workforce. Specifically, achieving this goal will involve modeling, analysis, and computational simulations, validated and verified through sample preparation, characterization, and/or device demonstration.

Submission Window Dates:  January 28, 2019 – February 04, 2019

For details, please see the full Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) FOA. Please contact the Office of Research Development (ORD) with any questions regarding this upcoming opportunity.