Ceramics

National Science Foundation (NSF)

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: US $110,000 - US $160,000

Fields of work: Materials Science and Engineering

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Faculty, Research Scientist

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

Overview:

NOTE: Investigators are advised that the following dates – March 15 to May 15 and July 15 to Aug. 15 – should, optimally, be avoided for submissions.

This program supports fundamental scientific research in ceramics (e.g., oxides, carbides, nitrides and borides), glass-ceramics, inorganic glasses, ceramic-based composites and inorganic carbon-based materials. Projects should be centered on experiments; inclusion of computational and theory components are encouraged. The objective of the program is to increase fundamental understanding and to develop predictive capabilities for relating synthesis, processing, and microstructure of these materials to their properties and ultimate performance in various environments and applications. Research to enhance or enable the discovery or creation of new ceramic materials is welcome. Development of new experimental techniques or novel approaches to carry out projects is encouraged. Topics supported include basic processes and mechanisms associated with nucleation and growth of thin films; bulk crystal growth; phase transformations and equilibria; morphology; surface modification; corrosion, interfaces and grain boundary structure; and defects.

Additional Information

Investigators are encouraged to include all anticipated broader impact activities in their initial proposals, rather than planning on supplemental funding requests. Most projects include:

  • The anticipated significance on science, engineering and/or technology including possible benefits to society,
  • Plans for the dissemination, and
  • Broadening participation of underrepresented groups and/or excellence in training, mentoring, and/or teaching.

Many successful proposals include one additional broader impact activity.

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This page was last reviewed October 31, 2018 and last updated October 31, 2018