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Materials Research (DMR)

Special Announcements

In light of the weather related issues recently, the February 18, 2014 deadline for DMREF proposal submission will be extended by 24 hours; the new deadline is 5 PM local time February 19, 2014.

Dear Colleague Letter - Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) NSF 14-020


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 new reports available on our Workshops and Reports page.

Please see the Employment Opportunities section below for information on Program Director positions.

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

To subscribe to the email list for occasional announcements from DMR, please send a blank email to dmr-com-subscribe-request@listserv.nsf.gov.

 

Dear Colleague Letters

Dear Colleague Letter - Dear Colleague Letter: Preparing Applications to Participate in Phase I Ideas Labs on Undergraduate STEM Education NSF 14-033

Dear Colleague Letter - Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) NSF 14-020

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 - FY 2014 Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering, and Materials (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.

Employment Opportunities

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

Broadening Participation

Disabilities Workshop Final Report 

For further information, please see http://www.nsf.gov/mps/dmr/diversity.jsp

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.

Programs and Funding Opportunities

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Disciplinary Research Activities
bullet Biomaterials  (BMAT)
bullet Ceramics  (CER)
bullet Condensed Matter and Materials Theory  (CMMT)
bullet Condensed Matter Physics  (CMP)
bullet Electronic and Photonic Materials  (EPM)
bullet Metals and Metallic Nanostructures  (MMN)
bullet Polymers  (POL)
bullet Solid State and Materials Chemistry  (SSMC)
DMR Centers, Teams, Instrumentation, Facilities, Education, and International
bullet Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers  (MRSEC)
bullet National Facilities
bullet Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials  (PREM)
Cross Division/Directorate Funding Opportunities
bullet CISE-MPS Interdisciplinary Faculty Program in Quantum Information Science
bullet Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering  (CDS&E)
bullet EMERGING FRONTIERS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION 2014
bullet Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum  (EARS) Crosscutting
bullet NSF-NIST Interaction in Basic and Applied Scientific Research in BIO, ENG & MPS  (NSF-NIST)
bullet Physical and Engineering Sciences in Oncology Crosscutting
bullet Research Experiences for Undergraduates  (REU) NSF Wide Flag
bullet Scalable Nanomanufacturing  (SNM)
bullet Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - S2I2  (SI2-S2I2) Crosscutting
bullet Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - SSE & SSI  (SI2-SSE&SSI) Crosscutting
Office of Special Programs in Materials Research Crosscutting

Featured NSF-wide Programs

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program NSF Wide Flag

Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry NSF Wide Flag

Research in Undergraduate Institutions NSF Wide Flag

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  14-548) Posted March 27, 2014

Innovation Corps Sites Program
(NSF  14-547) Posted March 24, 2014

Scalable Nanomanufacturing
(NSF  14-544) Posted March 19, 2014

Sustainability Research Networks Competition
(NSF  14-534) Posted January 29, 2014

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
(NSF  14-532) Posted January 10, 2014


Upcoming Due Dates See All

Catalyzing New International Collaborations
(NSF  13-605) Full Proposal: April 22, 2014

Sustainability Research Networks Competition
(NSF  14-534) Full Proposal: April 29, 2014

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  14-548) Letter of Intent: May 20, 2014, NRT Letter of Intent

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
(NSF  13-542) Full Proposal: May 23, 2014, Deadline for REU Site proposals requiring access to Antarctica. All other REU Site proposals must be submitted to the August REU deadline.

Innovation Corps Teams Program
(NSF  12-602) Full Proposal: June 16, 2014


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