National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

 

NSF

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15519/nsf15519.htm

 

Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.

 

Institutional Eligibility:  A US academic institution may submit or participate in only one individual site proposal submitted in response to this solicitation. An academic institution that is awarded as a shared user facility site may also propose later to be the Coordinating Office.

 

PI Eligibility:  There are no restrictions or limits.

 

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).

 

Proposal Limit: 1

 

Summary:  Over the past decade of its authorized award life, the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) has enabled major discoveries, innovations, and contributions to education and commerce by providing researchers from academia, small and large companies, and government with open access to university user facilities with leading-edge fabrication and characterization tools, instrumentation, and expertise within all disciplines of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. The National Science Foundation is now moving forward with the new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) as the successor to the NNIN.

 

This solicitation establishes a competition for individual university user facility sites positioned across the nation. A Coordinating Office will then be selected competitively at a later stage from among the selected sites to enhance their impact as a national infrastructure of user facility sites. The ultimate selection of user facility sites will include capabilities and instrumentation addressing current and anticipated future user needs across the broad areas of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.

 

 

Dates:

 

December 12, 2014

Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project. 

 

Send email of intent to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

December 19, 2014

Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

 

All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.

 

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a one-three page research plan summary, two-page bio-sketch, and preliminary budget.

 

The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.


If you have any questions, please contact:

 shelly.martin@tamu.edu or 979.862.2233.

 

January 16, 2015

Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

February 2, 2015

Sponsor deadline for required Letter of Intent.

April 3, 2015

Sponsor deadline for the full proposal (due by 5:00 p.m. proposer’s local time).

 

 

Internal Selection Procedures:

Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.

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