2020 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program Request for Proposals

We are pleased to announce the 2020 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP). This enhanced seed program leverages resources and best practices of the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM), the Center for Exploration of Novel Complex Materials (ENCOMM), and the Institute for Materials Research (IMR).

The three Funding Tiers of the OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program are:

Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants
MTBG Grants provide funds up to $60,000/year per award in direct costs, and require one PI and one Co-PI, and may have unfunded collaborators, with the goal of forming multidisciplinary materials research teams that can compete effectively for federal block-funding opportunities, such as the NSF MRSEC program.

Exploratory Materials Research Grants
EMRG provide funds up to $40,000/year per award in direct costs, and require one PI, and may have Co-PIs and/or unfunded collaborators, with the goal of enabling nascent and innovative materials research to emerge to the point of being competitive for external funding.

Interdisciplinary Research Groups
IRG grant proposals are not being requested in this 2020 RFP. The Center for Emergent Materials (CEM): A National Science Foundation funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is currently undergoing a renewal review.

Key Dates:

  • Request for Proposals Issued: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • MRSGP Open House: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 (3:00pm-5:00pm, IMR Innovation Laboratory, 1381 Kinnear Road, Room 218)
  • Letters of Intent Due: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM
  • Notice of MRSGP Appropriateness: Friday, January 10, 2019
  • Multidisciplinary Team Building Grants Tier – Mandatory Team Proposal Presentations: January 22, 29, and February 5, 2020 (4:15-5:15 PM, Physics Research Building, Room 4138)
  • Proposals Due (All Funding Tiers): Monday, March 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM
  • Awards Announced (anticipated): June 2020
  • Funded Projects Start Date (anticipated): Beginning of Autumn Semester, 2020

Have a question? Please contact IMR Grants Developer Joanna Gardner at gardner.306@osu.edu or visit our MRSGP webpage.

 

Route to Renewal: 2018 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program Request PROTO-IRG Proposals

The renewal process for CEM has begun and we are pleased to announce the 2018 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program (MRSGP) Request for Proposals, which is open to The Ohio State University materials community. The Center is seeking new teams to compete as part of the renewal proposal to NSF in the 2020-2026 cycle. The first step is nucleating seed teams in the OSU MRSGP. More information about CEM’s seed program and historical projects is available here, or contact CEM Director Chris Hammel with questions.

2018 Materials Research Seed Grant Program RFP
***LOI has been extended to January 15th, 2018 at 5pm***

Deadlines

  • Seed Grant Program Panel Discussion: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (4:15 – 5:15 PM, room 4138 Physics Research Building)
  • MRSEC meeting to prepare for renewal, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 (4:00 – 5:00 PM, room 4138 Physics Research Building)
  • Letters of Intent: January 15th, 2018 at 5pm
  • Proto-IRG and MTBG Team Mandatory Presentations, 4:15-5:15 in PRB 4138
    • Feb. 14
      • Proto-IRG presentations
        Prof. Jessica Winter (Biomedical Engineering) “Close-Range Inter-nanoparticle Interactions Enabled Through Self-Assembly”
        Prof. Jinwoo Hwang (MSE) “Structure, Defects and Emergent Properties at Magnetic Interfaces”
    • Feb. 21
      • MTBG presentation
        Prof. Erin McKie (Management Sciences) “Reducing Energy Use with Real-Time Feedback”
      • Proto-IRG presentations
        Prof. Daniel Gauthier (Physics) “Developing point defects in materials for application in quantum information science”
        Prof. Yiying Wu (Chem and Biochem) “Anionic Functional Materials”
    • Feb. 28
      • MTBG presentations
        Prof. Jung Hyun Kim (MAE) “Sulfide-Based Lithium Superionic Conductors (LISICON) for All Solid-State Energy Storage Device”
        Prof. Rolando Valdes Aguilar (Physics) “Topological Properties of Magnons.”
        Prof. Randall Mathison (MAE) “Additively Manufactured Gas Turbine Engine”
    • March 14
      • MTBG presentation
        Prof. William Marras (Integrated Systems Engineering, Orthopaedics, Neurological Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehab) “Additively Manufactured Spinal Implants”
        Prof. Hongping Zhao (ECE) “MOCVD Growth and Material Properties of Earth Abundant Semiconducting ZnSnN”
  • Proposals: March 19, 2018 at 5pm

More information on the seed program here.

2017 Seed funding RFP Released

We are pleased to announce the 2017 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP), which is open to The Ohio State University (OSU) materials community.  This enhanced seed program leverages resources and best practices of the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM), the Center for Exploration of Novel Complex Materials (ENCOMM), and the Institute for Materials Research (IMR).  The result is a unified RFP with Funding Tiers designed to achieve the greatest impact for seeding excellence in materials research of varying scopes, and with the goal of generating new directions that extend beyond the boundaries of existing research programs.

2017 Materials Research Seed Grant Program RFP

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TEC 2016 Ohio State Business Plan Competition

The 2016 Ohio State Business Plan Competition is now underway in the Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (TEC) Institute at OSU. The competition aims to develop of technologies, provide students with educational workshops, and offer substantial resources for winning student teams to launch their ventures. The deadline is January 13 and applications should be submitted online at: http://ohiostatebpc2016.startupcompete.co/

For more information on the OSU Business Plan Competition, visit their website: http://fisher.osu.edu/centers/tec/ohio-state-business-plan-competition

2016 Seed funding RFP is released

We are pleased to announce the 2016 OSU Materials Research Seed Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP), which is open to The Ohio State University (OSU) materials community.  This enhanced seed program leverages resources and best practices of the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM), the Center for Exploration of Novel Complex Materials (ENCOMM), and the Institute for Materials Research (IMR).  The result is a unified RFP with Funding Tiers designed to achieve the greatest impact for seeding excellence in materials research of varying scopes, and with the goal of generating new directions that extend beyond the boundaries of existing research programs.

2016 Materials Research Seed Grant Program RFP