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Division of Materials Research

Z. Charles Ying, (703) 292-8428
Room 1065 N

Haiyan Wang, (703) 292-2264
Room 1065 N

Apply to PD 03-1775 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard Grant Proposal Guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via NSF Application Guide; A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Guidelines apply (Note: The NSF Application Guide is available on the website and on the NSF website at:

Important Notice to Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.

A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.

The Electronic and Photonic Materials (EPM) program seeks 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 integration with potential for major technological innovations. The program covers identification and understanding of phenomena and fundamental mechanisms associated with synthesis and processing of electronic and photonic materials at atomic and molecular levels. The primary focus of the program is on novel materials and their integration that may offer new paradigms in critical computing, communication and sensing components, or enable advanced optoelectronics and photonics. Research on materials with reduced dimensionalities and metamaterials is welcome. Development of new experimental techniques or novel approaches to explore electronic and photonic materials is also encouraged. Research topics include, but are not limited to, nucleation and growth of thin films and nanostructures; self-assembly and nanopatterning; interface-related phenomena and properties; defect and doping control; bulk crystal growth; and relationships between synthesis/processing, structure, and properties.


Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) (NSF 14-579)
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT) (NSF 14-548)
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program (NSF 14-532)
Dear Colleague Letter - Optics and Photonics (NSF14-091)
Dear Colleague Letter: FY 2015 Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering, and Materials (SusChEM) Funding Opportunity (NSF 14-077)
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) (NSF 13-542)
MPS AGEP-GRS Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 13-071)
Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) (NSF 12-513)

Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms (CSDM-A)
Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry
Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices
Energy for Sustainability
Scalable Nanomanufacturing
Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation - Office Information
Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms (CSDM-B)
Materials Engineering and Processing

Optics and Photonics, Essential Technologies for Our Nation
Time Window for submitting unsolicited proposals to DMR Programs
Information about Submitting Proposals to DMR
Materials Research and Education Highlights

Disciplinary Research Activities

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)



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