Next-Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NG NNIN)
The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation (NSF) – Next-Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NG NNIN) program.
Research Office Letter of Intent submission deadline: Monday, February 11, 2013
The NNIN will reach its ten year authorized award life at the end of Fiscal Year 2013. The NSF is announcing in this solicitation an open competition to establish a Next-Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NG NNIN) for Fiscal Years 2014-2018.
NNIN has enabled major discoveries, innovations, and contributions to education and commerce within all disciplines of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through NSF support of a national network of university-based user facilities. These facilities have provided open access to leading-edge nanotechnology fabrication and characterization tools, instrumentation, and expertise for users across the nation from academia, small and large industry, and government. The core mission of NNIN has included national-level education and outreach programs to enable a diverse science and engineering workforce, the study of societal and ethical implications of nanotechnology including issues of environment, health, and safety, as well as important modeling and simulation capabilities.
The new competition for the NG NNIN will build on the concept of NNIN with a much broadened scope and user base.
Limit Summary: An institution may not be included in more than one proposal submitted in response to this solicitation
In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding, a review process will be put in place if more than one proposal is submitted. The finalist will be asked to represent Oregon State University and to submit their proposal to the NSF-NG NNIN program by the April 1, 2013 letter of intent deadline.
Information: Debbie Delmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or (541) 737-8390
Guidance for preparation of Letter of Intent to the Research Office:
- Title of Project
- NSF Program Title
- Project Description
- List of Participants
- Vision and Goals
- Capabilities of the Network
- Capabilities of Individual Sites
- Education, Outreach and Knowledge Dissemination
- Social and Ethical Implications
- Broader Impacts
- Detailed budget being requested from NSF (limit one page).
- Standard NSF style biosketch for PI (limit two pages).
- Letters of intent are limited to ten pages (including budget and biosketch, single-spaced, 12 pt. font, 1 inch margins).
- Submit electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to: email@example.com
- Project Description