Scalable Nanomanufacturing

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Scalable Nanomanufacturing: The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a fifth year of a program on collaborative research and education in the area of Scalable Nanomanufacturing. This program is in response to and is a component of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Signature Initiative: Sustainable Nanomanufacturing - Creating the Industries of the Future (http://www.nano.gov/node/611.) Although many nanofabrication techniques have demonstrated the ability to fabricate small quantities of nanomaterials, nanostructures and nanodevices for characterization and evaluation purposes, the emphasis of the Scalable Nanomanufacturing program is on research to overcome the key scientific and technical barriers that prevent the production of useful nanomaterials, nanostructures, devices and systems at an industrially relevant scale, reliably, and at low cost and within environmental, health and safety guidelines. Competitive proposals will incorporate three elements in their research plans:
·A persuasive case that the nanomaterials, nanostructures, devices or systems to be produced have or are likely to have sufficient demand to justify eventual scale-up;
· A clearly identified set of research issues for science and engineering solutions that must be addressed to enable the production of high quality nano-enabled products at low cost; and
· A compelling research plan with clear objectives and approaches to overcome the identified research issues.
The mode of support is Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT).
Proposals submitted to this program should consider addressing aspects of the nanomanufacturing value chain:
· Novel scalable processes and techniques for large-area or continuous manufacturing of nano-scale materials and structures and their assembly and integration into higher order systems;
· Fundamental scientific research in well-defined technical areas that are compellingly justified as approaches to overcome critical barriers to scale-up and integration; and
· Design principles for production systems leading to nanomanufacturing platforms; identification of metrology, instrumentation, standards and control methodologies needed for process control and to assess quality and yield.
Competitive proposals are expected to address the training and education of students in nanomanufacturing. An inter-disciplinary approach is strongly encouraged. Disciplines could range from mathematics to the physical sciences to engineering. While not required, the involvement of an industrial or small business partner or partners is encouraged. These collaborations have the potential to significantly strengthen a proposal.
Other research and education projects in nanoscale science and engineering will continue to be supported in the relevant programs and divisions.
Please see requirements for submitting proposals for collaborations; a single proposal with sub-contracts must be submitted for collaborations and the submission of separate proposals from multiple investigators for collaborative projects ('collaborative proposals') is not allowed.
Federal Grant Title: Scalable Nanomanufacturing
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 15-507
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 47.041, 47.049
CFDA Descriptions: Engineering Grants; Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Current Application Deadline: Jan 20, 2015 Full Proposal Deadline(s): January 2
Original Application Deadline: Jan 20, 2015 Full Proposal Deadline(s): January 2
Posted Date: Oct 22, 2014
Creation Date: Oct 22, 2014
Archive Date: Feb 20, 2015
Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
*Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following:
-Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.

*Who May Serve as PI:Principal Investigators must be at the faculty level or equivalent.
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NSF Publication 15-507
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