TNI-OSU/IMR Catalyst Funding

Tyndall National Institute of Ireland – OSU Institute for Materials Research Partnership Program


Tyndall National Institute of Ireland

We are pleased to announce the Summer 2024 TNI-OSU/IMR Catalyst Funding Request for Proposals (RFP). This is an opportunity to accelerate high impact collaborations between colleagues at The Ohio State University’s Institute for Materials and Manufacturing Research (IMR) and the Tyndall National Institute of Ireland (TNI). Both TNI and IMR recognize that each have many common interests along with complementary assets, some of which might be unique to one organization. This program aims to greatly increase the success of research by enabling collaborations and access to state-of- the-art research facilities at TNI and IMR.

Download the Request for Proposal (RFP) here.



  • Stimulate collaborative research between TNI and OSU/IMR investigators in areas of mutual interest
  • Enable access to core research facilities for partners
  • Accelerate and enable joint authorship of scholarly works
  • Strengthen jointly authored research proposals through programs such as the NSF & NIH U.S. – Ireland schemes and other third parties, including industry
  • Nucleate a broad-ranging TNI-OSU/IMR Partnership that over time may include numerous joint research efforts, exchanges of personnel and research sabbaticals



Request for Proposals (RFP)

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Virtual Proposer’s Info Session

Thursday, July 18, 2024 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM EDT / 3:00PM to 4:00PM IST

Virtual Meeting Link

Proposals Due

Monday, August 19, 2024 at 5:00PM EDT / 10:00PM IST

Anticipated Award Decisions

Friday, August 30, 2024



Technical & Reporting Questions OSU/IMR – Steven A. Ringel,

TNI – Graeme Maxwell,

Proposal Submission & Questions OSU/IMR – Joanna Gardner,

TNI – Louise Lucey,

Fiscal Questions OSU/IMR – Greg Godic,

TNI – Graeme Maxwell,


Tyndall is a leading European research center in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology).