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Materials Research (DMR)

DMREF Proposal Submission Extension

In light of recent weather related issues in the northeast, the Thursday, January 29, 2015 deadline for DMREF proposal submission will be extended by 4 days.  The new deadline is 5 PM local time on Monday, February 2, 2015.

International Collaboration

Please see the Dear Colleague Letter- International Collaboration in the Division of Materials Research

General Guidance on International Engagement

Special Announcements

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.

To subscribe to the email list for occasional announcements from DMR, please send a blank email to dmr-com-subscribe-request@listserv.nsf.gov.

 

Dear Colleague Letters

Dear Colleague Letter - Division Director, Division of Materials Research (DMR) Employment Opportunity

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

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.

Broadening Participation

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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Disciplinary Research Activities
bullet Biomaterials  (BMAT)
bullet Ceramics  (CER)
bullet Condensed Matter and Materials Theory  (CMMT)
bullet Condensed Matter Physics  (CMP)
bullet Electronic and Photonic Materials  (EPM)
bullet Metals and Metallic Nanostructures  (MMN)
bullet Polymers  (POL)
bullet Solid State and Materials Chemistry  (SSMC)
DMR Centers, Teams, Instrumentation, Facilities, Education, and International
bullet Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers  (MRSEC)
bullet National Facilities
bullet Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials  (PREM)
Cross Division/Directorate Funding Opportunities
bullet CISE-MPS Interdisciplinary Faculty Program in Quantum Information Science
bullet Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering  (CDS&E)
bullet EMERGING FRONTIERS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION 2015
bullet Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum  (EARS) Crosscutting
bullet NSF-NIST Interaction in Basic and Applied Scientific Research in BIO, ENG & MPS  (NSF-NIST)
bullet Research Experiences for Undergraduates  (REU) NSF Wide Flag
bullet Scalable Nanomanufacturing  (SNM)
bullet Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - S2I2  (SI2-S2I2) Crosscutting
bullet Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - SSE & SSI  (SI2-SSE&SSI) Crosscutting
Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) Crosscutting
Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP)
Office of Special Programs in Materials Research Crosscutting

Featured NSF-wide Programs

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program NSF Wide Flag

Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry NSF Wide Flag

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: NSF Wide Flag

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  15-542) Posted February 5, 2015

Materials Innovation Platforms
(NSF  15-522) Posted November 24, 2014

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
(NSF  15-519) Posted November 18, 2014

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2
(NSF  15-517) Posted November 17, 2014

CISE-MPS Interdisciplinary Faculty Program in Quantum Information Science
(NSF  15-512) Posted October 31, 2014


Upcoming Due Dates See All

Materials Innovation Platforms
(NSF  15-522) Full Proposal: March 2, 2015

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  13-594) Full Proposal: March 3, 2015, Planning Grant and Full Center Proposal

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  15-542) Letter of Intent: March 25, 2015, Applies to both tracks

EMERGING FRONTIERS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION 2015
(NSF  15-502) Full Proposal: March 30, 2015, By Invitation Only

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
(NSF  15-519) Full Proposal: April 3, 2015


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