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Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)

Limited Submission Announcement

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An estimate of $23M will be available for the FY 2017 competition for funding approximately 6 to 8 MRSEC awards.

Awards are expected to range in size from approximately $2.2M per year to a maximum of $4M per year for an initial duration of up to six years.

Campus Deadline:

Monday, April 18, 2016  

External Deadline(s):

July 1, 2016 | 5:00 PM CT


Only one MRSEC preliminary proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead institution in this competition.  Full MRSEC proposals may be submitted by invitation only.

A MRSEC proposal must contain a minimum of two and a maximum of three Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs).

MRSECs provide sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. MRSECs address research of a scope and complexity requiring the scale, synergy, and interdisciplinarity provided by a campus-based research center.


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