- Advancement Academy
- Large Proposals
- Limited Submissions
- Internal Funding
Research Office Letter of Intent Deadline: January 31, 2022, 5 pm PT.
Agency Deadline: Preliminary Proposal: June 20, 2022
Full Proposal: MRSEC full proposals may be submitted by invitation only.
Anticipated Funding Amount: $31,500,000
Estimated Number of Awards: 8-10
Limit on Number of Proposals per organization: 1
Only one MRSEC preliminary proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead institution in this competition. An institution proposing research in several groups should submit a single MRSEC proposal with multiple Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs). An MRSEC proposal must contain a minimum of 2 IRGs and a maximum of 3 IRGs. The IRGs in a center may be thematically related, or they may address different aspects of materials science typically supported by DMR. A single center at an organization allows efficient use of resources, including common infrastructure, and better coordination of education and other activities of the center.
Synopsis of Program:
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. An 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.
To aid in the development of a competitive MRSEC proposal, ideas for Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) are being solicited as part of an internal competition.
The individual IRG proposals will be evaluated for their potential contributions to the technical merit and broader impact of the proposed MRSEC center
The MRSEC proposal itself will be organized in a manner that integrates three of these IRGs
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