This is a reminder to OSU’s materials community that letters of intent for all three tiers of the OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program are due next Monday, March 19, 2012.
The 2012-2013 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program, an internal research funding opportunity to seed materials-allied research projects within the OSU materials community, is now in its second year and offers three funding tiers with funding levels from $40,000 to $100,000 per award, described briefly below:
1. Proto-IRG Grants, which provide funds up to $100,000/year per award in direct costs, and require one Principal Investigator (PI) and two Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PIs), and may have unfunded collaborators, with the goal of forming new Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) that could be incorporated into the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) renewal proposal in 2013.
2. Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants, which provide funds up to $60,000/year per award in direct costs, and require one PI and one Co-PI, and may have unfunded collaborators, with the goal of forming multidisciplinary materials research teams that can compete effectively for federal block-funding opportunities.
3. Exploratory Materials Research Grants, which provide funds up to $40,000/year per award in direct costs, and require one PI, and may have Co-PIs and/or unfunded collaborators, with the goal of enabling nascent materials research to emerge to the point of being competitive for external funding.
Deadline for letters of intent: March 19, 2012
Deadline for full proposals: April 16, 2012.
For full proposal preparation instructions for all three funding tiers, see the attached documents or click on the links below.