Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation
Structural Materials and Mechanics
Apply to PD 10-1635 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:
Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.
Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2013
October 1, 2013
September 1 - October 1, Annually Thereafter
Full Proposal Window: January 15, 2014
February 15, 2014
January 15 - February 15, Annually Thereafter
Due dates repeat annually. Please reference the CMMI main page for further specifics concerning unsolicited proposal submission windows.
The SMM program supports fundamental research on the behavior of civil infrastructure materials and the mechanics of structural components in the built environment. Of particular interest is research on structural components consisting of natural and synthetic materials, their response to mechanical, hydrothermal, and time-dependent loads, and their impact on life-cycle performance and sustainable development of the civil infrastructure.
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US-Israel Workshop on Sustainable Buildings - Materials and Energy (July 12-13, 2010)
US-China Workshop on Energy and Environment in the Development of Sustainable Asphalt Pavements (June 7-9, 2010)
US-Egypt Workshop on Sustainable Green Building in Desert Environment (March 22-24, 2010)
International Sustainable Pavements Workshop (January 7-9, 2010)
US-Japan Workshop on Life Cycle Assessment of Sustainable Infrastructure Materials (October 21-22, 2009)
US-Tanzania Workshop: Advancing the Structural Use of Earth-based Bricks (July 21-22, 2009)
Workshop on Multifunctional Materials and Distributed Renewable Energy for Sustainable Infrastructure (June 22, 2009)
ESF-NSF Workshop on the applications of Adaptive Structures and Materials to Sustainable Energy and the Built Environment (October 15-18, 2008)
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Mechanics & Engineering Materials
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program