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Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems

Particulate and Multiphase Processes

CONTACTS

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William  Olbricht wolbrich@nsf.gov (703) 292-2563  565 S  

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Apply to PD 14-1415 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard Grant Proposal Guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: NSF Grants.gov Application Guide; A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines apply (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Window:  October 1, 2014 - November 5, 2014

Full Proposal Window:  October 1, 2015 - October 20, 2015

October 1 - October 20, Annually Thereafter

SYNOPSIS

The goal of the Particulate and Multiphase Processes (PMP) program is to support fundamental engineering research on physicochemical phenomena that govern particulate and multiphase systems, including flow of suspensions, drops and bubbles, granular and granular-fluid flows, behavior of micro- and nanostructured fluids, and self-assembly and directed assembly processes that involve particulates.  The program encourages transformative research to improve our basic understanding of particulate and multiphase processes with emphasis on advanced manufacturing, energy harvesting, transport in biological systems, biotechnology, and environmental sustainability.  Collaborative and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged, especially those that involve a combination of experiment and theory or modeling. 

Major research areas of interest in the program include:

  • Dynamics of suspensions, emulsions, granular materials, and structured fluids (colloids/ferro-fluids), and novel approaches that relate micro- and nanoscale phenomena to macroscale properties and process-level variables
  • Multiphase transport in biological systems
  • Production of particles with engineered properties, self-assembly and directed assembly of particles into functional materials and devices, and functionalized nanostructures for use in clinical diagnostics and therapies

The duration of unsolicited awards is generally one to three years.  The typical award size for the program is $100,000 per year. Proposals requesting a substantially higher amount than this, without prior consultation with the Program director, may be returned without review.  Small equipment proposals up to $70,000 will also be considered and may be submitted during the annual proposal submission window.

INFORMATION COMMON TO MOST CBET PROGRAMS

Proposals should address the novelty and/or potentially transformative nature of the proposed work compared to previous work in the field.  Also, it is important to address why the proposed work is important in terms of engineering science, as well as to also project the potential impact on society and/or industry of success in the research.  The novelty or potentially transformative nature of the research should be included, as a minimum, in the Project Summary of each proposal.

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program proposals are strongly encouraged.  Award duration is five years.  The submission deadline for Engineering CAREER proposals is in July every year. Please see the CAREER URL here for more information. 

Proposals for Conferences, Workshops, and Supplements: PIs are strongly encouraged to discuss their requests with the Program Director before submission of the proposal.

Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID) and EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) are also considered when appropriate.  Please note that proposals of these types must be discussed with the program director before submission.  Further details are available in the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) download found here.  Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) proposals that integrate fundamental research with translational results and are consistent with the application areas of interest to each program are also encouraged.  Please note that GOALI proposals must be submitted during the annual unsolicited proposal window for each program. More information on GOALI can be found here.

COMPLIANCE: Proposals which are not compliant with the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) will be returned without review.

Unsolicited proposals received outside of the Announced Proposal Window dates will be returned without review.

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