OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program

 


We are excited to announce the Request for Proposal for the 2018 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program is now available.

 

The three Funding Tiers of the 2018 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program are:

 

  1. Proto-IRG Grants, which provide funds up to $100,000/year per award in direct costs, require on PI and two Co-PIs, and may have unfunded collaborators, with the goal of forming new Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs).
  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 and innovative materials research to emerge to the point of being competitive for external funding.

 

Deadlines:

 

  • Seed Grant Program Panel Discussion: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (4:15 – 5:15PM, room 4138 Physics Research Building)
  • Letters of Intent Due: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM
  • Proto-IRG and Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants Funding Tier Proposal Team Mandatory Presentations: January 17, 24, 31, 2018 (4:15 – 5:15 PM, room 4138 Physics Research Building)
  • Proposals Due (all Funding Tiers): Monday, March 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM

 

 

For full details and instructions, download the Request for Proposal
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Information on past OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program awards


About the OSU Materials Seed Grant Program

 

In Winter 2011, a new OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program became available to The Ohio State University (OSU) materials community.

This enhanced seed program leverages resources and best practices from the seed programs of the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM), the Center for the Exploration of Novel Complex Materials (ENCOMM), and the Institute for Materials Research (IMR). The result was a unified RFP with three Funding Tiers designed to achieve the greatest impact for seeding excellence in materials research of varying scopes.

This OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program replaces the previously separate CEM Proto-IRG, ENCOMM Seed Grant, and IMR Interdisciplinary Materials Research Grant (IMRG) programs. As a result, the proposal submission and review processes have been integrated and aligned.

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