OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program

Seven innovative materials research projects will receive a total of $300,000 in funding through the 2019 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program.

 

The OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program provides multiple tiers of internal funding opportunities to support basic, nascent research, stimulate and grow research teams into focused research groups and centers, translational R&D with industry partners, global partnership opportunities, and IMR also provides critical support for faculty to access core user facilities within IMR’s network of shared laboratories. 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).

 

2019 Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants

MTBG Grants ($60,000 each) support multidisciplinary materials research teams to compete effectively for federal block-funding opportunities.

Magic‐angle Bilayers of Correlated Electron Materials
Prof. Marc Bockrath, Department of Physics

 

2019 Exploratory Materials Research Grants

EMRG Grants ($40,000 each) enable nascent and innovative materials research to emerge to the point of being competitive for external funding.

Room-Temperature III-Nitride Based Single-Photon Emission
Prof. Shamsul Arafin, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Design and Local Structure Identification of Stable Electrode-Electrolyte Interfaces
Prof. Vicky Doan-Nguyen, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

In-situ Characterization of High Temperature Alloy Phase Transformations at the Nanoscale with Simultaneous Enthalpy Quantification
Prof. Joerg Jinschek, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Epitaxial Lattice-matched Monoclinic Fe2O3/Ga2O3 Superlattices for Tunable Magneto-electrics
Prof. Roberto Myers, Departments of Materials Science and Engineering; Physics; and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Designing MOFs with Cooperative Binding Mechanisms for Selective Small Molecule Separations
Prof. Casey Wade, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Magneto-responsive Material for Reconfigurable Surface Properties
Prof. Ruike Zhao, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

Funding Tiers of the 2019-20 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program:

  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.

 

2020 OSU Materials Research Seed Grants will be announced soon.

Contact IMR Grants Developer Joanna Gardner for more information: gardner.306@osu.edu


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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.