2015 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program – RFP Now Available

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2015 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program – Request for Proposals

We are pleased to announce the 2015 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP), which is open to The Ohio State University (OSU) materials community. 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). The result is a unified RFP with Funding Tiers designed to achieve the greatest impact for seeding excellence in materials research of varying scopes.

The two Funding Tiers of the 2015 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program are:

  1. 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.
  1. 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:

Letters of Intent:  Monday, December 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Full Proposals: Monday, March 23, 2015 at 5:00 PM

For full details and instructions, as well as listings of all past award winners.

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The OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program is jointly funded and administered by the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM), the Center for Exploration of Novel Complex Materials (ENCOMM), and the Institute for Materials Research (IMR).