The Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) program provides sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. Each MRSEC addresses research of a scope and complexity requiring the scale, synergy, and multidisciplinarity provided by a campus-based research center. The MRSECs support materials research infrastructure in the United States, promote active collaboration between universities and other sectors, including industry and international organizations, and contribute to the development of a national network of university-based centers in materials research, education, and facilities. A MRSEC may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions in partnership, and is composed of up to three Interdisciplinary Research Groups, IRGs, each addressing a fundamental materials science topic aligned with the Division of Materials Research, DMR.
On behalf of the steering committee:
Emilia Morosan, Stephan Link, Naomi Halas, Jun Kono, Jun Lou, Andriy Nevidomskyy, Doug Natelson
In keeping with the timeline that was agreed upon at the Sep 24th faculty meeting, the initial brief LOI needs to be developed into a two-page white paper. The new firm deadline for the two-page write-up is Nov 16, 2018. If we don’t hear from you by Nov 16, we will assume that you are no longer interested in participating.
E-mail White Papers To:
Please email the white paper files to Emilia Morosan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Lively at email@example.com. In addition to the white paper, briefly state how your proposal addresses each of the points below.
At this stage, all IRG proposals should:
The next step will involve a coordinated effort to improve the proposals, if needed, through discussions between the steering committee members and your teams. The hope is that, by the end of the year, we will agree on which IRG proposals should be expanded and developed further, so they can go out for external review in Feb-Mar 2019.
To complete the letter of intent (LOI) form and apply for this limited submission funding opportunity, log in and then click the "Submit an LOI" button in the "Actions" panel above.
Upon submission, you should receive an automatic reply indicating that your submission was received. If you do not receive such a reply, please contact the Office of Proposal Development (OPD) or the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (OCFR).