Materials Research (DMR)
Please see the Dear Colleague Letter- International Collaboration in the Division of Materials Research
General Guidance on International Engagement
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.
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Dear Colleague Letters
Dear Colleague Letter – Optics and Photonics (NSF 14-091)
Dear Colleague Letter: FY 2015 Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering, and Materials (SusChEM) Funding Opportunity NSF 14-077
Dear Colleague Letter- Employment Opportunity for Program Director-Division of Materials Research (DMR), Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)- Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) (Open Until Filled) NSF 14-003
Dear Colleague Letter - Employment Opportunity for Program Director - Division of Materials Research (DMR), Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) - Biomaterials Program (Open Until Filled) NSF 14-002
Dear Colleague Letter - Employment Opportunity for Program Director - Division of Materials Research (DMR), Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) – Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (Open Until Filled) NSF 14-001
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.
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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|Upcoming Due Dates
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
October 29, 2014, Engineering; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Materials Research
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
October 30, 2014, Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy
October 31, 2014
October 31, 2014
Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering
October 31, 2014, All proposals to the Directorate for Engineering - Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems and Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation