Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NSF Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond (NEB)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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Limited Submission Announcement

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond (NEB) program seeks to advance the forefront of computation, information processing, sensor technologies, and communications infrastructure beyond the physical and conceptual limitations of current technologies. Continuing evolution of electronics beyond the scaling limits of Moore's Law will require broad thinking across multiple disciplines. The program is intended to support proposals in nanoelectronics involving fundamental challenges from novel materials, chemistry, and logic devices, to circuit designs and systems architectures, algorithms, and perhaps entirely new paradigms of computation, sensing, and processing of information. Proposals may also address additional challenges arising from increasing functionality through heterogeneous integration of novel devices and technologies. Proposals should discuss effective ways in which education of the workforce and broadening participation are integrated within the proposed research activities.

Proposals must involve interdisciplinary collaborations by three or more investigators and address aspects of at least two of the following research themes:

  1. Exploring New Chemistries and Materials for Nanoelectronics
  2. Exploring Alternative State Variables and Heterogeneous Integration for Nanoelectronic Devices and Systems
  3. Exploring Novel Paradigms of Computing

Because MU may submit no more than two proposals for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) a summary of the proposed project, 2) participating organizations and their roles in the project, 3) management plans, 4) plans for education and outreach, and 5) the names of three MU personnel who would be qualified to serve as internal reviewers for letters of intent under this program.


$1 million to $2 million for a project period of four years


Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 29, 2010

External Proposal Deadline:

January 19, 2011

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