OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program

2019 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program Request for Proposals

 

We are pleased to announce the 2019 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP). This enhanced seed program leverages resources and best practices of the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM), the Center for Exploration of Novel Complex Materials (ENCOMM), and the Institute for Materials Research (IMR).

 

Letters of Intent Due: Monday, January 14, 2019 at 5 p.m.

More information and Request for Proposals

 

The three Funding Tiers of the 2019 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program are:

 

  1.       Renewal IRG Grants to select the interdisciplinary research groups (IRGs) for the Center for Emergent Material’s proposal to renew its funding as a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) has a separate request for proposals this year—please see the CEM website.
  2.       Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants provide funds up to $60,000/year per award in direct costs, with the goal of forming multidisciplinary materials research teams that can compete for federal block-funding opportunities.
  3.       Exploratory Materials Research Grants provide funds up to $40,000/year per award in direct costs, with the goal of enabling nascent and innovative materials research to emerge to the point of being competitive for external funding.

 


 

For full details, please view the 2019 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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