Office of Special Programs
Apply to PD 04-7222 as follows:
For full proposals submitted via FastLane:
standard Grant Proposal 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 apply
(Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at:
DMR's Office of Special Programs (OSP) coordinates and supports crosscutting activities in DMR and in conjunction with NSF-wide programs, including enhanced international collaborations in materials research and education. OSP activities are often co-funded with other NSF units, such as the Office of International Science and Engineering and the MPS Office for Multidisciplinary Activities. Examples of OSP activities include:
•International Materials Institutes (IMI)
The IMIs advance fundamental materials research by coordinating international research and education projects. Their long-term goal is the creation of a worldwide network in materials research and the development of a generation of scientists and engineers with international leadership capabilities.
•Opportunities for International Cooperation in Materials Research
DMR supports international collaborative research and education projects in partnership with funding organizations in Europe and the Americas. Collaborative activities in partnership with funding agencies in Asia and in Africa are being developed.
•Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites and Research Experiences for Teachers
Materials World Network: Cooperative Activity in Materials Research between US Investigators and their Counterparts Abroad (MWN)
Map of DMR supported REU Sites
International Materials Institutes Awards
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program