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NANOELECTRONICS FOR 2020 AND BEYOND (NEB)  Crosscutting Programs

This program has been archived.
Name Dir/Div Name Dir/Div
Lawrence  S. Goldberg ENG/ECCS  Charles  Ying MPS/DMR 
Timothy  E. Patten MPS/CHE  Sankar  Basu CISE/CCF 
Rajinder  Khosla   Usha  Varshney ENG/ECCS 
Andreas  Weisshaar   Nadia  A. El-Masry ENG/ECCS 
Daniele  Finotello MPS/DMR  Suk-Wah  Tam-Chang MPS/CHE 
Charles  D. Pibel   Dmitry  Maslov CISE/CCF 
Daniel  De Kee     


Solicitation  10-614

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.




The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Directorates for Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Computer & Information Science & Engineering, together with the semiconductor industry’s Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI) plan to jointly support innovative research and education activities on the topic of Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond (NEB). These activities will be supported as interdisciplinary research team awards.

The goal of this solicitation is to advance the forefront of computation, information processing, sensor technologies, and communications infrastructure beyond the physical and conceptual limitations of current technologies. Continuing evolution of electronics beyond the scaling limits of Moore’s Law will require broad thinking across multiple disciplines. The program is intended to support proposals by interdisciplinary teams of investigators committed to exploring innovative research concepts in nanoelectronics involving fundamental challenges from novel materials, chemistry, and logic devices, to circuit designs and systems architectures, algorithms, and perhaps entirely new paradigms of computation, sensing, and processing of information. Proposals may also address additional challenges arising from increasing functionality through heterogeneous integration of novel devices and technologies. Proposals should discuss effective ways in which education of the workforce and broadening participation are integrated within the proposed research activities.

Proposals must involve interdisciplinary collaborations by three or more investigators and address aspects of at least two of the research themes:

1.Exploring New Chemistries and Materials for Nanoelectronics

2.Exploring Alternative State Variables and Heterogeneous Integration for Nanoelectronic Devices and Systems

3.Exploring Novel Paradigms of Computing


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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program