NSF Releases MRSEC and MIP Solicitations
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently released two solicitations related to materials research and mid-scale infrastructure, the Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) and the Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP). Of note, both programs are in line with the NSF 10 Big Ideas and highlight specific Big Ideas to consider in proposals.
MRSEC Program: June 24, 2019 (Preliminary Proposal)
The MRSEC program supports interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary large scale, complex materials research and education at campus based centers, and contributes to a national network of materials research facilities. NSF anticipates that there will be $31.5 million to support 8-10 MRSEC awards. Each award will be between $2.6 to $4 million per year for an initial duration of up to six years.
MIP Program: Feb. 4, 2019 (Full Proposal; No Preliminary Proposal)
The MIP program is a mid-scale research infrastructure program that seeks to support novel infrastructure and tools for cutting-edge materials research. MIPs are intended to support a community of researchers and build a scientific ecosystem that is accessible to universities, national laboratories, and industry. NSF expects to award one to three MIPs, with awards totaling $15 million to $25 million over five years. NSF expects $12 million to be made available for this solicitation in fiscal year (FY) 2019.
Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NOI Deadline: Jan. 14, 2019
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
NOI Deadline: Jan. 15, 2019
Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEring, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)
NOI Deadline: Feb. 13, 2019
Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NOI Deadline: Feb. 14, 2019
NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) R25
NOI Deadline: March 5, 2019
The Funding Resources and Limited Submissions pages have more listings and information.