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.

 

Three funding tiers of the 2018 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program:

 

  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.

 


 

Proto-IRG and Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants

Pre-proposal Talk Schedule

 

All talks set to begin at 4:15 p.m. at the Physics Research Building, Room 4138.

 

Feb. 14

 

Proto-IRG presentations

  • Prof. Jessica Winter (Department of Biomedical Engineering) “Close-Range Inter-nanoparticle Interactions Enabled Through Self-Assembly”
  • Prof. Jinwoo Hwang (Materials Science and Engineering) “Structure, Defects and Emergent Properties at Magnetic Interfaces”

 

Feb. 21

 

MTBG presentation

  • Prof. Erin McKie (Management Sciences) “Reducing Energy Use with Real-Time Feedback”

 

 Proto-IRG presentations

  • Prof. Daniel Gauthier (Physics) “Developing point defects in materials for application in quantum information science”
  • Prof. Yiying Wu (Chemistry and Biochemistry) “Anionic Functional Materials”

 

Feb. 28

 

MTBG presentations

  • Prof. Jung Hyun Kim (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) “Sulfide-Based Lithium Superionic Conductors (LISICON) for All Solid-State Energy Storage Device”
  • Prof. Rolando Valdes Aguilar (Physics) “Topological Properties of Magnons.”
  • Prof. Randall Mathison (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) “Additively Manufactured Gas Turbine Engine”

 

March 14

 

MTBG presentation

  • Prof. William Marras (Integrated Systems Engineering, Orthopaedics, Neurological Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehab) “Additively Manufactured Spinal Implants”
  • Prof. Hongping Zhao (Electrical and Computer Engineering)  “MOCVD Growth and Material Properties of Earth Abundant Semiconducting ZnSnN”

 


Important Dates:

 

  • Letters of Intent Due: Monday, January 15, 2018, at 5 p.m.
  • Proto-IRG and Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants Funding Tier Proposal Team Mandatory Presentations: Jan. 17, 24, 31, and Feb. 14, 21, 28, 2018
    Physics Research Building, Room 4138, at 4:15 p.m.
  • Proposals Due (all Funding Tiers): Monday, March 19, 2018, at 5 p.m.

 

 

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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