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Faculty Invited to Submit for NSF’s Materials Innovation Platforms

November 15, 2018

The Research and Faculty Development team in the Office of Research and Economic Development is requesting notices of intent (NOIs) to indicate interest in submitting a proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP), a limited submission funding opportunity. The deadline to submit NOIs is 5 p.m. Pacific time, Nov 21, 2018.

Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) is a mid-scale infrastructure program in the Division of Materials Research (DMR) designed to accelerate advances in materials research. MIPs respond to the increasing complexity of materials research that requires close collaboration of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teams and access to cutting edge tools. These tools in a user facility benefit both a user program and in-house research, which focus on addressing grand challenges of fundamental science and meet national needs. MIPs embrace the paradigm set forth by the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), which strives to "discover, manufacture, and deploy advanced materials twice as fast, at a fraction of the cost," and conduct research through iterative "closed-loop" efforts among the areas of materials synthesis/processing, materials characterization, and theory/modeling/simulation.

This second MIP competition focuses on the convergence of materials research with biological sciences for developing new materials.

Download the NSF program solicitation.

Limited Submission: The University of Idaho is allowed to submit one full proposal to NSF.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI, Co-PI, or Senior Personnel: An individual may appear as PI, co-PI, or Senior Personnel on no more than one full proposal submitted in response to this solicitation.

For instructions on how to submit an NOI for this limited submission opportunity, please download the Guidelines and Instructions.

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