2019 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program Request for Proposals
We are pleased to announce the 2019 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP). 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).
The three Funding Tiers of the 2019 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program are:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Seed Grant Important Dates
Seed Grant Program Panel Discussion: Wednesday, December 5, 2018(4:15-5:15 PM, room 4138 Physics Research Building)
Letters of Intent Due: Monday, January 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants Funding Tier Proposal Team Mandatory Presentations: January 23, 30, and February 6, 2019(4:15--5:15 PM, room 4138 Physics Research Building)
Proposals Due (all Funding Tiers): Monday, March 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM