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Nanomanufacturing  (NM)


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Khershed  Cooper khcooper@nsf.gov (703) 292-7017   
Brigid  A. Mullany bmullany@nsf.gov (703) 292-4453   


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Apply to PD 17-1788 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide proposal preparation guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide: A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines applies. (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)

Important Information for Proposers

ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 18-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 18-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Window

    January 10, 2018 - January 24, 2018

    January 10 - January 24, Annually Thereafter

    September 1, 2018 - September 17, 2018

    September 1 - September 15, Annually Thereafter

Due dates repeat annually. Please reference the CMMI main page for further specifics concerning unsolicited proposal submission windows.

SYNOPSIS

 

The Nanomanufacturing (NM) program supports fundamental research to enable and improve the large-scale or customized manufacturing of nano-scale materials, structures, devices and systems.  A key focus of the program is research leading to new nanomanufacturing methods using batch or continuous processes, and top-down/bottom-up processes and their integration.  The NM program seeks to address manufacturability challenges such as scalability, customizability, sustainability, efficiency, controllability, and yield, including of integrated systems.  Model-based experimental verification and process validation approaches are encouraged.  Basic research in nanomanufacturing tools and unit processes with in-line or off-line metrology, and robust closed-loop process control are encouraged. 

The program does not support fundamental research in materials synthesis, analysis and characterization, nor in device physics and performance evaluation.

The program accepts individual and collaborative proposals, including proposals that involve collaborations between academic institutions and nanomanufacturing organizations.  Larger-scale, longer-duration unsolicited proposals that are not feasible through a series of smaller projects and are not achievable by a single principal investigator are also encouraged.  Principal investigators of larger-scale proposals are strongly encouraged to discuss the objectives, scope, research team, and budget with the program director prior to proposal preparation and submission. 

For collaborations between academic and industry partners, investigators are encouraged to consider submission of a GOALI proposal.  GOALI proposal preparation information can be found at: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappg17_1/pappg_2.jsp#IIE4.

Experts wishing to serve on a proposal review panel should send an email to the program director with a short biographical sketch, contact information, a list of areas of expertise and a link to their home page.


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