Electronic and Photonic Materials
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standard Grant Proposal Guidelines apply.
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Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2014
October 31, 2014
September 1 - October 31, Annually Thereafter
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.
DMR discourages the submission of more than one proposal from the same Principal Investigator during the proposal-submission window.
The goal of this program is to advance the field of electronics and photonics through basic, potentially transformative materials science research. The scope of the program encompasses the discovery and understanding of materials and material combinations with potential for major technological advantages. Program focus is on identification and understanding of fundamental atomic and molecular level mechanisms and phenomena associated with synthesis and processing of electronic and photonic materials. High risk, high payoff research is encouraged. For example, novel materials are sought that may offer new paradigms in critical computing and communications components, or enable low cost, highly efficient, and stable photovoltaics, solid state lighting, and displays. Research topics include, but are not limited to, nucleation and growth of thin films and nanostructures; self-assembly; nanostructure definition and etching processes; interface bonding and structure; crystal and interface defects; doping; bulk crystal growth; and interrelationships between synthesis/processing, structure, and properties.
Research in Undergraduate Institutions (NSF 00-144)
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF 07-569)
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program (NSF 08-557)
Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) (NSF 12-513)
Materials World Network: Cooperative Activity in Materials Research between US Investigators and their Counterparts Abroad
Computational and Data driven Materials Research
Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms (CSDM-A)
Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry
Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices
Energy, Power, Control and Networks
Energy for Sustainability
Materials and Surface Engineering
Materials Processing and Manufacturing
Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation - Office Information
Workshop on 2D Materials and Devices
Optics and Photonics, Essential Technologies for Our Nation
Time Window for submitting unsolicited proposals to DMR Programs
THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF
Disciplinary Research Activities
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program