This is a reminder to OSU’s materials community that letters of intent for all three tiers of the OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program are due next Monday, March 19, 2012.
The 2012-2013 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program, an internal research funding opportunity to seed materials-allied research projects within the OSU materials community, is now in its second year and offers three funding tiers with funding levels from $40,000 to $100,000 per award, described briefly below:
- Proto-IRG Grants, which provide funds up to $100,000/year per award in direct costs, and require one Principal Investigator (PI) and two Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PIs), and may have unfunded collaborators, with the goal of forming new Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) that could be incorporated into the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) renewal proposal in 2013.
- 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.
- 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 materials research to emerge to the point of being competitive for external funding.
Deadline for letters of intent: March 19, 2012
Deadline for full proposals: April 16, 2012.
For full proposal preparation instructions for all three funding tiers, see the attached documents or click on the links below.