Synopsis. This solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. The focus of the FY 2014 competition is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology.
Please see NSF 14-541 for more information.
Instructions for MRI Pre-Proposals for the 2014 Competition
The deadline for the next round of the annual Major Research Instrumentation program is January 23, 2014. The current solicitation is NSF 13-517.
Please note that RIT is now a Ph.D. granting institution according to the eligibility criteria for the MRI program. Cost sharing at a level of 30% of total project cost is required for acquisition and development proposals.
The NSF Partnership for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (BIC) program supports academia-industry partnerships to focus on post-discovery, academic-led research. The current solicitation for this program is available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13587/nsf13587.htm and describes a new topical focus on "smart" serivce systems. Additional background about the program and information about upcoming webinars is provided in the solicitation.
The National Science Foundation is using a new approach to identify high risk awardees. In its 2013 plan of work, the NSF Office of Inspector General (OIG) describes its use of “data analytics” to identify high risk grantees to be selected for audit.