Materials Research (DMR)
To the National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research community:
Due to the government shutdown, the window for submissions to the Division of Materials Research (DMR) programs that normally would close October 31, 2013 - including Biomaterials, Ceramics, Condensed Matter and Materials Theory, Condensed Matter Physics, Electronic and Photonic Materials, Metals and Metallic Nanostructures, Polymers, Solid State and Materials Chemistry - has been extended to Wednesday November 13, 2013, 5 pm your local time. We strongly advise Principal Investigators and Sponsored Research Offices to submit early and to ensure compliance with the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG), http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=gpg. Please be reminded of the new requirement for describing the broader impacts in the results of prior support section, as described in the GPG.
Please pass this message to your sponsored program office and others who are submitting to DMR.
Please see the Employment Opportunities section below for information on Program Director positions.
Dear Colleague Letter - Temporary Suspension of Division of Materials Research (DMR) Computational and Data-Driven Materials Research (CDMR) Program and Materials World Network (MWN) Program in Fiscal Year 2014; Sunset of the DMR International Materials Institutes (IMI) Program NSF 13-115 has been posted to notify the community of status changes for three programs in the NSF Division of Materials Research in fiscal year 2014.
The Biomaterials Workshop Report has been published. To access the report go to: Workshop Report-Final PDF
The new MRSEC solicitation (NSF 13556) was released on April 15, 2013. To access the solicitation go to: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=5295&ods_key=nsf13556 NSF Notice Regarding Automated Compliance Checking of FastLane Proposal Submissions: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13066/nsf13066.jsp
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Dear Colleague Letters
Dear Colleague Letter - Temporary Suspension of Division of Materials Research (DMR) Computational and Data-Driven Materials Research (CDMR) Program and Materials World Network (MWN) Program in Fiscal Year 2014; Sunset of the DMR International Materials Institutes (IMI) Program NSF 13-115
Dear Colleague Letter - MPS Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) - Graduate Research Supplement NSF 13-071
Dear Colleague Letter - Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) NSF 13-025
Dear Colleague Letter - FY 2014 Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering, andMaterials (SusChEM) Funding Opportunity NSF 13-013
Submission Window for Unsolicited Proposals
Starting in 2009, the window for submitting unsolicited proposals to DMR begins on September 1 and ends on October 31, annually. If the closing date for the submission window falls on a weekend, the closing date moves to the following Monday. The last date of the submission window is an absolute deadline date and proposals must be received by NSF by 5:00 p.m. submitter's local time on that date.
The submission window applies to unsolicited proposals submitted to DMR programs, except for the following which may be submitted at any time during the year: Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID), EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), proposals for workshops or conferences, proposals to the DMR National Facilities Program, and supplements to existing grants. For proposals submitted in response to special announcements or solicitations, the deadline dates specified in the announcement or solicitation apply.
We strongly advise Principal Investigators and Sponsored Research Offices to submit early and avoid a last-minute rush, which can cause problems in timely and correct transmission to NSF. Proposals that have formatting problems or are otherwise non-compliant with the Grant Proposal Guide, http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=gpg, can usually be corrected and resubmitted within the same window if received early; there may be no time to do that for proposals submitted close to the deadline date.
DMR discourages the submission across DMR's program of more than one proposal from the same Principal Investigator during the DMR Annual proposal-submission window each fall.
For more information about DMR proposal submission, visit the DMR Proposals page.
Dear Colleague Letter - Division of Materials Research (DMR), Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Employment Opportunity - Condensed Matter and Materials Theory and Condensed Matter Physics Programs DMR 13-004
Dear Colleague Letter - Division of Materials Research (DMR), Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Employment Opportunity - Metals and Metallic Nanostructures Program DMR 13-003
Dear Colleague Letter - Division of Materials Research (DMR), Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Employment Opportunity - Biomaterials Program DMR 13-002
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MPS/DMR: Advice to PIs on Data Management
NSF has published a revised version of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 11-1) that will require, in all proposals submitted , or due, on or after January 18, 2011, a supplementary document of no more than two pages describing a Data Management Plan for the proposed research. Fastlane will not permit submission of a proposal that is missing the Data Management Plan. The Data Management Plan will be reviewed as part of the intellectual merit or broader impacts of the proposal, or both, as appropriate. The goal is to provide clear, effective, and transparent implementation of the long-standing NSF Policy on Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results.
Each Division within MPS has developed a set of information items to provide guidance to the communities served by that Division in preparing a Data Management Plan that will meet the goals of the NSF plan. For more information on the policy and process click here.
For the NSF FAQs on this subject, click here.
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