Announcement of Teaming Partner List for an upcoming FOA: Unlocking Lasting Transformative Resiliency Advances by Faster Actuation of power Semiconductor Technologies (ULTRAFAST)

The Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy (ARPA-E) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled Unlocking Lasting Transformative Resiliency Advances by Faster Actuation of power Semiconductor Technologies (ULTRAFAST), targeting development and demonstration of semiconductor material, device and/or power module technologies to create more capable power electronics building blocks for the future grid. More specifically, ARPA E is looking for semiconductor material, device and/or power module level advances to enable faster switching and/or triggering at higher current and voltage levels for improved control and protection of the grid.

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Texas A&M Research Experience for Undergraduates: Multifunctional Materials

Texas A&M’s program offers opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in materials science research early in their undergraduate careers regardless of their majors. It also promotes success of more senior students, particularly underrepresented minority students who have already developed an interest in materials science, but would benefit from a research experience.

Application review begins on February 1, 2023 and decision notifications are on a rolling basis

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NLRA 2023-6: In-space Production Applications: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

Every ISS National Lab Research Announcement (NLRA) is looking for specific kinds of research. NLRA 2023-6: In-Space Production Applications: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing presents a space-based research opportunity for all kinds of industries, including semiconductors, materials technology, AI/computing/automation, as well as pharmaceuticals and chemical development. For NLRA 2023-6, we’re looking for concepts that focus on the manufacturing of high-value materials or micro and nanotechnologies including but not limited to: Advanced industrial materials Advanced materials for use in medical technologies, products, and devices Advanced materials for semiconductors and microelectronics Advanced manufacturing

NLRA open period: 02/13/2023 – 6/19/2023

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AMMTO-BTO and OE FY22 Multi-Topic FOA

This multitopic FOA is a joint effort between EERE’s Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO), the Building Technologies Office (BTO), and DOE’s Office of Electricity (OE). The mission of AMMTO is to advance energy-related materials and manufacturing technologies to increase domestic competitiveness and build a clean, decarbonized economy.

Specifically, the goals of this multi-topic FOA are to:

  • Validate and demonstrate next generation materials and manufacturing processes including domestic pilot demonstrations and related technologies to support the transition to U.S. manufacturing;
  • Enable environmentally and socially responsible domestic manufacturing with diversified domestic supply of feedstocks including from recycled goods; and
  • Mature nascent technologies, processes, and methods that improve the performance and market penetration of clean energy technologies and emerging building efficiency technologies.

Deadline: April 7, 2023

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Scientific Machine Learning for Complex Systems

The DOE SC program in Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) hereby announces its interest in research applications to explore potentially high-impact approaches in the development and use of scientific machine learning (SciML) and artificial intelligence (AI) in the predictive modeling, simulation and analysis of complex systems and processes.

Deadline: April 12, 2023

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American Ceramic Circle

To encourage new scholarship in the field of ceramics, the American Ceramic Circle annually underwrites grants for up to $5,000 to individuals to help offset costs associated with original research. Grants are not intended for projects involving commercial profit, including publication subventions. Successful applicants are required to submit the results of their completed research to the ACC in the form of a paper, which may be published in the ACC Journal. Grantees may also be invited to speak at the annual ACC symposium.

Deadline: April 14, 2023

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Future Manufacturing

As noted in the 2022 National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing (NSAM), advances in US manufacturing enable the economy to continuously grow as new technologies and innovations increase productivity, enable next-generation products, support our capability to address the climate crisis, and create new, high-quality, and higher-paying jobs. In accordance with that strategy, this solicitation aims to support fundamental research that will enable sustainable new manufacturing technologies and education to grow production and employment in America's manufacturing sector.

Deadline: April 19, 2023

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Future of Semiconductors

The current state of semiconductor microelectronic systems is at a crossroads. Continued advances in the capabilities of many technologies as well as the cost of the applications of these technologies across computing, sensing, and communications are threatened. The technology has expanded following the trends in miniaturization long characterized by Moore’s Law, underpinned by new materials, processes, devices, and architectures. The developments in these underpinning areas have often progressed independent of the application area, which has delayed their incorporation into the next-generation technologies. Closing that gap between the essential components in the technology chain is now required to ensure further progress. The materials, devices, and systems need to be co-designed, that is, they need to be designed with simultaneous consideration of elements of the technology chain.

Deadline: April 24, 2023

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FY24 Hives Early Career IRAD Project Call for Proposals

Hives Early Career IRAD projects are an excellent vehicle to jump-start the careers of those in the early stages of their research careers. Hives Early Career IRAD projects are developed by GTRI researchers in their first six years of employment and are focused on solving future national security challenges.

If you are interested, please attend the information session from 10 -11 a.m. on March 30 in the GTRI Headquarters building, Room 119C, and online via Webex.

What are Hives IRAD Projects For Hives IRAD projects, GTRI seeks ideas that focus on emerging technologies or security topics that have a national and global impact. The program targets junior researchers whose ideas foster solutions to national security challenges for which no formal requirement exists. This opportunity is also available to non-GTRI faculty as long as they are not tenured.

Deadline: April 24, 2023

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Announcement of the M-ERA.NET Call 2023

The Call 2023 includes the following thematic areas:

  • Sustainable advanced materials for energy
  • Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces
  • High performance composites
  • Functional materials
  • Advanced materials and technologies for health applications
  • Next generation materials for advanced electronics

The Pre-Proposal Deadline is 16 May 2023, 12:00 noon, Brussels time

The Full-Proposal Deadline is 21 November 2023, 12:00 noon, Brussels time

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Energy Innovation Hub Program: Research to Enable Next-Generation Batteries and Energy Storage

The DOE SC program in Basic Energy Sciences (BES) hereby announces its interest in receiving new applications for Energy Innovation Hub projects pursuing multi-investigator, cross-disciplinary fundamental research to address emerging new directions as well as long-standing challenges for the next generation of rechargeable batteries and related electrochemical energy storage technologies. Electrochemical energy storage is typically viewed as the bidirectional interconversion of electricity and chemical potential energy using electrochemistry for the purpose of storing electrical energy for later use, with lithium (Li)-ion and lead acid batteries being representative of the current generation of electrochemical energy storage. Discovery and scientific exploration of new battery chemistries, materials, and architectures for energy storage are encouraged. Research on electrolyzer/fuel cell combinations using hydrogen or hydrocarbons as the chemical storage media are supported elsewhere within DOE programs and are specifically excluded from this FOA. Regardless of materials and electrochemical processes involved, the focus must be on fundamental scientific concepts and understanding for the next generation of batteries and electrochemical energy storage.

Deadline: May 18, 2023

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Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)- Army

The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education (hereafter referred to as "universities") that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD.

Deadline: May 19, 2023

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NIH Instrumentation Award Programs

The NIH has announced three distinct Biomedical Research Support Shared Instrumentation Grant Programs with a common sponsor.

Deadline: June 1, 2023

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Materials Characterization and Quantum Performance: Correlation and Causation (MQC) FY 23

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), in collaboration with the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS), is soliciting proposals for the “Materials characterization and Quantum performance: Correlation and causation” (MQC) program. This program takes a “materials-first” approach to improving stability and reproducibility of state-of-the-art quantum bits (qubits). MQC focuses on solid-state qubits, for use in gate-based quantum computing, built from semiconductor- and superconductor material systems. Of particular interest are Si-based gate defined quantum dots or Josephson junction-based quantum circuits . More specifically, the goal of the research to-be-funded under this FOA is to identify correlations between qubit performance metrics and material properties, where the main focus is on identifying material properties which can be characterized in a high throughput and precise manner. In addition, an equally important goal is to identify the underlying physical mechanisms giving rise to these correlations. These mechanisms shall be supported by detailed material characterization measurements as well as material micro-structure and device modeling efforts.

Deadline: June 19, 2023

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Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) - Air Force

The Department of Defense (DoD) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), one element of the University Research Initiative (URI), is sponsored by the DoD research offices. Those offices include the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) (hereafter collectively referred to as "DoD agencies" or “DoD”). This publication constitutes a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) as contemplated in the Department of Defense Grants and Agreements regulations (DoDGARS) 32 CFR 22.315(a). The DoD agencies reserve the right to fund all, some, or none of the proposals received under this FOA. The DoD agencies provide no funding for direct reimbursement of proposal development costs. Technical and budget proposals (or any other material) submitted in response to this FOA will not be returned. It is the policy of the DoD agencies to treat all white papers and proposals submitted under this FOA as sensitive competitive information and to disclose their contents only for the purposes of evaluation.

Deadline: September 8, 2023

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Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) - Navy

DoD's MURI program addresses high-risk basic research and attempts to understand or achieve something that has never been done before. The program was initiated over 25 years ago and it has regularly produced significant scientific breakthroughs with far reaching consequences to the fields of science, economic growth, and revolutionary new military technologies. Key to the program’s success is the close management of the MURI projects by Service program officers and their active role in providing research guidance.

Deadline: September 8, 2023

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Corrosion and Coatings

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division is interested in receiving proposals for the following Basic Research Opportunity Areas:

  1. Advanced Materials
    Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division is seeking unclassified proposals that do not contain proprietary information regarding the formulation, surface preparation, performance evaluation, characterization, and demonstration of coatings, cure mechanism, corrosion resistance, and properties of materials for advanced coatings, additive manufacturing, adhesives, conversion coatings, solvent free, low, reduced, or exempt solvent materials, and reduced environmental impact materials. Proposed applications can include biomimetic materials, adhesion promoters, surface preparation or coating removal, hydrophobic coatings, high temperature coatings, stimuli response coatings, intelligent cure mechanisms, stimuli responsive coatings, chemical sensors, biofouling resistance, and others.
  2. Modeling and Analytics
    Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division is seeking unclassified proposals that do not contain proprietary information regarding the modeling of corrosion data, rates, and other analytics, collection of field and environmental data for data analytics & modeling and data visualizations, machine learning, material degradations, sensors, performance prediction, failure analysis, real-time condition assessment, and statistical and meta-analysis of data.
  3. Training and Product Support
    Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division is seeking unclassified proposals that do not contain proprietary information regarding the corrosion and coating product support and training, including the development and transition of tools, virtual or augmented reality products, digital and practical visual aids, kits, specifications and technical manuals, training aids, short courses, seminars, scholarly papers, reports, systemic reviews, patent analyses, and other literature reviews or meta-analysis, and other transition strategies.

Application Deadline: September 13, 2023

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Microsystems Exploration 

MTO seeks to develop high-risk, high-reward technologies that enable revolutionary advances in materials, devices, and microsystems and continue DARPA’s mission of creating and preventing strategic surprise. In order to capitalize rapidly on new opportunities, DARPA announces the Microsystems Exploration program which calls for faster responses with smaller, targeted investments.

Deadline: September 15, 2023 

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Carderock Research Projects

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division seeks proposals for novel research projects whose intent is the development of future naval scientists and engineers. NSWCCD is especially interested in technical projects dealing with Hydrodynamics (specifically the interaction of fluid flow over rough or bio-fouled surfaces), … Extreme Environment Materials Development (e.g. Ultra-high Temperature Erosion & Corrosion), Automated & Advanced Materials Processing and Characterization (including Modeling & Simulation), and Structural Health Monitoring.

Application Deadline: November 14, 2023

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