Internal Deadline, November 22, 2010
NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM): This is a limited competition (one proposal per institution) and an internal competition will be necessary to select the nominee from CU-Boulder.
Potential nominees from CU-Boulder should submit a 2-page description of their project and CV of the PI or Team leader to the Vice Chancellor for Research by 5 p.m. November 22, 2010. Documents can be uplodaded at: http://innovation.colorado.edu/competitions/NSF_Nanomanufacturing/application.php
An internal faculty committee will select CU-Boulder's nominee.
The NSF deadline Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): January 10, 2011
Synopsis of NSF SNM Program:
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a program on collaborative research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing, including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations. This program is in response to and is a component of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Signature Initiative: Sustainable Nanomanufacturing - Creating the Industries of the Future (http://www.nano.gov/html/research/NNISigInitSustainableMfrFINALJuly2010.pdf). Although many nanofabrication techniques have demonstrated the ability to produce relatively small quantities of nanomaterials and devices, the emphasis of this program is research that supports the identification and demonstration of nanomanufacturing processes with high potential to scale to economically and industrially relevant production levels. The mode of support is Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT). Proposals submitted to this program must address at least one, and preferably more than one, of the following interconnected themes: