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

  • Letters of Intent: January 15th, 2018 at 5pm
  • Seed Grant Program Panel Discussion: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (4:15 – 5:15 PM, room 4138 Physics Research Building)
  • Proto-IRG and MTBG Team Mandatory Presentations: January 17, 24, 31, 2018
  • 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

additional Seed Program details

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

MRFN Funding Available for NSL Users

Funding Available to use NSL for Eligible Applicants

The Center for Emergent Materials is a member of the Materials Research Facilities Network, a nationwide partnership of the Shared Experimental Facilities (SEFs) supported mrfn_mrsec_transparent_logoby the National Science Foundation’s Material Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs). CEM participates in the MRFN through support of NanoSystems Laboratory (NSL).

Funding support is available to cover NSL user fees and/or travel expenses to Ohio State for eligible applicants. Ideal applicants will be collaborators or come from local institutions that otherwise would not have access to comparable research instrumentation. To apply, submit a one to two page description of work and broader impacts to cem@osu.edu.

More information is available here.