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Polymers  (POL)


This program has been archived.
CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Andrew  J. Lovinger alovinge@nsf.gov (703) 292-4933  1065 N  

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

PD 03-1773

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.

DUE DATES

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SYNOPSIS

The DMR Polymers Program supports fundamental research and education on polymeric materials and polymer science. The Program portfolio is mainly experimental and highly diverse with components of materials science, chemistry, physics, and other related disciplines. While interdisciplinarity is stressed, a central goal includes developing and advancing the foundations of polymer science across the wide horizon of the polymer field through innovative research and education projects.  Polymers are studied from the molecular level through the nano-to-macro continuum using fundamental materials-focused scientific approaches. Such approaches are experimental but may also partly integrate theoretical, modeling, and computational aspects.  Broad areas addressed include synthesis and assembly, characterization, phase behavior, structure, morphology, and properties.  Particular focus is on transformative approaches to innovative materials with superior properties, on advancing polymer fundamentals and optimizing structure-property relationships, as well as on basic polymer research addressing major societal challenges.  High-quality proposals that integrate research, education, and other broader impacts are invited.  Projects focused on processing, manufacturing, engineering, devices, or applications of polymers are generally more suitable for programs in the NSF Engineering Directorate.

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Dear Colleague Letter: Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) (NSF 16-099)

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Includes the description of NSF Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (NSF 15-555)

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) (NSF 14-579)

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) (NSF 13-542)

RELATED URLS
Time Window for submitting unsolicited proposals to DMR Programs

Interdisciplinary Globally-Leading Polymer Science and Engineering: 2007 NSF Polymers Workshop (Co-sponsored by AFOSR, ARO, DOE/BES, NASA, NIH/NIBIB, NIST, and ONR)

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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