NSF Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond (NEB)


This contest is closed.

Program Title: 

Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond (NEB)
A Joint Activity between NSF and NRI

Internal Letter of Intent and Application Deadline: October 28, 2010.

There is a limit of 2 proposals from the University of Colorado that can compete for the NSF Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond (NEB) contest. An internal competition will be held to identify the most competitive teams. Documents in pdf format may be uploaded at http://innovation.colorado.edu/competitions/NSF_Nanoelectronics_(NEB)/application.php. Interested teams need to submit 1) CVs of the members of the research team; and 2) a 2-3 page letter of intent that describes how their research proposal will meet the NSF requirements outlined below:

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

Selected teams will be notified in early November, 2010.


Full Proposal to NSF Deadline: January 19, 2011.

NSF Synopsis of Program:

The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Directorates for Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Computer & Information Science & Engineering, together with the semiconductor industry’s Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI) plan to jointly support innovative research and education activities on the topic of Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond (NEB). These activities will be supported as interdisciplinary research team awards.

The goal of this solicitation is 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 by interdisciplinary teams of investigators committed to exploring innovative research concepts 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.

 Please read more at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10614/nsf10614.htm?org=NSF.