Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NSF Centers of Excellence for Materials Research and Innovation (CEMRIs) and Materials Interdisciplinary Research Teams (MIRTs)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Centers of Excellence for Materials Research and Innovation (CEMRIs) and Materials Interdisciplinary Research Teams (MIRTs) will contribute to the development of a diverse and globally competitive scientific workforce for increased economic competitiveness of the United States.

CEMRIs provide sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. CEMRIs address research of a scope and complexity requiring the advantages of scale and interdisciplinarity provided by a campus-based research center. They support materials research infrastructure in the United States, promote active collaboration between universities and other sectors, including industry and international institutions, and contribute to the development of a national network of university-based centers in materials research, education, and facilities. A CEMRI may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions in partnership.

MIRTs share with CEMRIs the emphasis on world-class interdisciplinary materials research and integration of research with education. Each MIRT addresses a major materials research problem requiring an interdisciplinary team of researchers. In addition, experimental and computational instrumentation needed for the proposed research activities is also supported. A MIRT may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions.

Because MU is limited to one CEMRI or MIRT preliminary proposal for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research, ltdsub@missouri.edu, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) the program to which you plan to apply (CEMRI or MIRT), 2) a brief description of each interdisciplinary research group (IRG) and the synergy among them, 3) existing shared experimental and computational facilities and those that need to be established, 4) instrumentation to be requested, if applicable, 5) educational/outreach activities, and 6) names of three MU personnel who could serve as internal reviewers for letters of intent under this program.

Amount:

Up to $5 million/year for up to 6 years for a CEMRI proposal; up to $1.5 million/year for up to 3 years for a MIRT proposal.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, August 6, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines

Preliminary Proposals Due: CEMRI: September 1, 2010, MIRT: September 3, 2010

Full CEMRI and MIRT proposals may be submitted by invitation only.

Full Proposals Due: CEMRI: January 11, 2011, MIRT: January 13, 2011

 

URL for more information: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5295

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at research.missouri.edu or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at http://research.missouri.edu/ogwp/lsa.htm.