Materials Research (DMR)
Submission Window for Unsolicited Proposals
Starting in 2009, the window for submitting unsolicited proposals to DMR begins on September 1 and ends on October 31, annually. If the closing date for the submission window falls on a weekend, the closing date moves to the following Monday. The last date of the submission window is an absolute deadline date and proposals must be received by NSF by 5:00 p.m. submitter's local time on that date.
The submission window applies to unsolicited proposals submitted to DMR programs, except for the following which may be submitted at any time during the year: Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID), EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), proposals for workshops or conferences, proposals to the DMR National Facilities Program, and supplements to existing grants. For proposals submitted in response to special announcements or solicitations, the deadline dates specified in the announcement or solicitation apply.
We strongly advise Principal Investigators and Sponsored Research Offices to submit early and avoid a last-minute rush, which can cause problems in timely and correct transmission to NSF. Proposals that have formatting problems or are otherwise non-compliant with the Grant Proposal Guide, /publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=gpg, can usually be corrected and resubmitted within the same window if received early; there may be no time to do that for proposals submitted close to the deadline date.
DMR discourages the submission of more than one proposal from the same Principal Investigator during the proposal-submission window.
Dr. Ian Robertson will be finishing his term as Director of the Division of Materials Research at the end of this calendar year. A Dear Colleague Letter announcing a search for his replacement may be found at: /mps/dmr/dmr_dd_dcl_2012.pdf. The official job advertisement is on USAjobs at: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/318797400, with a closing date of August 6, 2012.
This message is to announce that a recruiting committee has been assembled, and to encourage you to nominate candidates for this important position. Please feel free to contact any of the following committee members with suggestions; self-nominations are accepted.
Juan dePablo, University of Wisconsin, email@example.com (chair)
Sam Bader, Argonne National Laboratory, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Lodge, University of Minnesota, email@example.com
Tresa Pollock, University of California, Santa Barbara, Pollock@engineering.ucsb.edu
Matt Tirrell, University of Chicago, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me. .
Thank you for your help.
Celeste M. Rohlfing
Celeste M. Rohlfing, Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Director
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1005
Arlington, VA 22230
Dear Colleague Letter: Division of Materials Research (DMR), Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Employment Opportunity (HTML)
The NSF Division of Materials Research (DMR) would like to call to your attention the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program (NSF 12-554), a program committed to broadening participation of under-represented minorities. Please see the Dear Colleague Letter for more information (/pubs/2012/nsf12088/nsf12088.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click).
Click here for a recording of the June 18th webinar. DMR AGEP2012 Webinar
NEW! Dear Colleague Letter: Sustainable Materials (HTML) (PDF) (TXT)
DMR announces an interest in proposals that target the discovery of new materials or make materials more sustainable through improved synthesis, enhanced applications, and/or advances in lifecycle management.
NSF seeks community input for the development of integrated data management infrastructures across the sciences and engineering. For further information, please see: /mps/dataway/dataway.jsp .
Dear Colleague Letter: New Solutions to Create Integrative Data Management Infrastructure(s) for Research Across the Sciences (NSF 12-090)
MPS/DMR: Advice to PIs on Data Management
NSF has published a revised version of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 11-1) that will require, in all proposals submitted , or due, on or after January 18, 2011, a supplementary document of no more than two pages describing a Data Management Plan for the proposed research. Fastlane will not permit submission of a proposal that is missing the Data Management Plan. The Data Management Plan will be reviewed as part of the intellectual merit or broader impacts of the proposal, or both, as appropriate. The goal is to provide clear, effective, and transparent implementation of the long-standing NSF Policy on Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results.
Each Division within MPS has developed a set of information items to provide guidance to the communities served by that Division in preparing a Data Management Plan that will meet the goals of the NSF plan. For more information on the policy and process click here.
For the NSF FAQs on this subject, click here.
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