IMR releases RFPs for Autumn 2021 Kickstart Facility Grants

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The Ohio State University Institute for Materials Research invites proposals to its Kickstart Facility Grant Program. IMR Kickstart Facility Grants make shared campus research facilities more accessible to demonstrate materials-related research results with the goal of strengthening near-term research proposals for external support. Each Kickstart Facility Grant provides $2,500 to offset the cost of user fees and access fees associated …

CEM, ENCOMM and IMR release RFP for 2021-22 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program

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The OSU Materials Research Seed Grant 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, and …

Weekly seminars showcase OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program Awards

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Presented by the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM), an NSF MRSEC, the Center for Exploration of Novel COMplex Materials (ENCOMM), and Institute for Materials Research (IMR).   EXPLORATORY MATERIALS RESEARCH GRANT SHOWCASE Five Exploratory Materials Research Grants (EMRGs) were awarded in March of 2021 after a pause to the 2020 OSU Materials Research Seed Grants Program (MRSGP), due to the …

Ohio State-led QuSTEAM initiative awarded $5 million from NSF to advance quantum science education

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Multi-institutional program will develop a research-based quantum education curriculum   A multidisciplinary, multi-institutional program led by The Ohio State University is taking its next step in its aim to develop a diverse, effective and contemporary quantum-ready workforce by revolutionizing and creating more equitable pathways to quantum science education.   QuSTEAM: Convergence Undergraduate Education in Quantum Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and …

New Frontier Center Research Scholar teams welcomed at kick-off event

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The IIT Bombay-Ohio State Frontier Science and Engineering Research Center welcomed its newest cohort of researchers from around the globe during a May kick-off event for projects receiving funding through this year’s round of Frontier Center Research Scholar Grants.   In April, eight collaborative research teams received more than $200,000 in funding from the Frontier Center, a joint research center …

IMR announces Spring 2021 Kickstart Facility Grant awardees

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The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) announced $22,500 in funding to nine projects at The Ohio State University through the Spring 2021 round if its Kickstart Facility Grant Program.   Kickstart Facility Grants are awarded biannually to make shared research facilities at Ohio State more accessible to faculty and staff conducting innovative materials-allied research. Funding helps offset costs of user …

Frontier Center releases RFPs for latest round of Frontier Center Scholar Grants

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The IIT Bombay-Ohio State Frontier Science and Engineering Research Center on Dec. 3 announced it has released requests for proposals (RFPs) for the second round of Frontier Center Scholar Grants.   The Frontier Center is a joint, collaborative research center shared by The Ohio State University and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay that builds on both institutions’ research strengths …

IMR announces Autumn 2020 Kickstart Facility Grant awardees

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The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) announced the Autumn 2020 awardees of its Kickstart Facility Grants. These grants are awarded biannually to make shared campus-research facilities more accessible to faculty and staff conducting innovative materials-allied research at The Ohio State University.   A total of 12 projects were awarded through IMR’s Kickstart Facility Grant Program. Funding helps offset costs of …

NSF funds $1.5M tool to advance next-gen nanotechnology at Nanotech West Lab

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Scientists at The Ohio State University earned another key tool for semiconductor research, which is paving the way for advanced technologies beneficial to society.   The National Science Foundation approved a $1.5 million Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) toward the purchase and installation of an electron-beam lithography system at Nanotech West Laboratory, operated by the Institute for Materials Research (IMR).   Principal Investigator Siddharth Rajan, Ohio State professor …

Air Force, Ohio State announce partnership to improve diversity in science, engineering

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The Ohio State University and the U.S. Air Force are creating a national consortium to increase opportunities in the Air Force for minority STEM students and graduates. Ohio State will co-lead the new effort with Wright State University, North Carolina A&T State University, and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The six-year, $40 million project, …