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Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation

Mary Toney
dems@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7008
Room 545

Kara Peters
dems@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7076
Room 550.12

Richard Malak
rmalak@nsf.gov, (703)292-7902
Room 545.13

Apply to PD 12-8086 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: 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

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.

Full Proposal Window

    Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017 - Fri Sep 15 00:00:00 EDT 2017

    September 1 - September 15, Annually Thereafter

    Wed Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2018 - Wed Jan 24 00:00:00 EST 2018

    January 10 - January 24, Annually Thereafter

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

The Design of Engineering Material Systems (DEMS) program supports fundamental research intended to lead to new paradigms of design, development, and insertion of advanced engineering material systems.  Fundamental research that develops and creatively integrates theory, processing/manufacturing, data/informatics, experimental, and/or computational approaches with rigorous engineering design principles, approaches, and tools to enable the accelerated design and development of materials is welcome.   

Research proposals are sought that strive to develop systematic scientific methodologies to tailor the behavior of material systems in ways that are driven by performance metrics and incorporate processing/manufacturing.  While an emphasis on a specific material system may be appropriate to provide the necessary project focus, techniques developed should transcend materials systems.  Ultimately it is expected that research outcomes will be methodologies to enable the discovery of materials systems with new properties and behavior, and enable their rapid insertion into engineering systems.

Proposals that focus on modeling, simulation, and prediction of material performance (even when research is coupled with experiments for validation or guidance) without an intellectual emphasis on design are not appropriate for this program and should be submitted to other disciplinary programs.

Mechanics of Materials and Structures
Materials Processing and Manufacturing
Materials and Surface Engineering
Structural Materials and Mechanics
Engineering and Systems Design

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Mechanics & Engineering Materials

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