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The NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) progam supports interdisciplinary materials research and education while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. MRSECs require outstanding research quality and intellectual breadth, provide support for research infrastructure and flexibility in responding to new opportunities, and strongly emphasize the integration of research and education. These centers foster active collaboration between universities and other sectors, including industry, and they constitute a national network of university-based centers in materials research. MRSECs address problems of a scope or complexity requiring the advantages of scale and interdisciplinary interaction provided by a center. A MRSEC may be located at a single institution, or may involve two or more institutions in partnership.

Because MU is limited to two applications for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, June 22, 2007. Letters of intent should be limited three pages and should briefly summarize 1) a brief overview of and rationale for the Center as a whole, 2) outline of the existing and planned capabilities of the participating organizations in materials research and education, 3) highlight the main activities planned for the Center, and 4) outline plans for Center administration and infrastructure.


$1.0 million/year to a maximum of $5.0 million/year for up to six years

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, June 22, 2007

Sponsor Deadlines:

Required preliminary proposals due September 05, 2007.
Full proposals (invited) due January 18, 2008.

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This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in physical science and engineering disciplines. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at

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