Limited Submission Programs - NSF - Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond (NEB)

Summary of Opportunity
NSF - Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond (NEB) [PDF]
OSP Deadline 1/13/11
Funding Agency Deadline 1/19/11
Funding or Award Criteria

Program Description:    The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Directorates for Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Computer & Information Science & Engineering, together with the semiconductor industry’s Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI) plan to jointly support innovative research and education activities on the topic of Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond (NEB).  These activities will be supported as interdisciplinary research team awards.

The goal of this solicitation is to advance the forefront of computation, information processing, sensor technologies, and communications infrastructure beyond the physical and conceptual limitations of current technologies. Continuing evolution of electronics beyond the scaling limits of Moore’s Las will require broad thinking across multiple disciplines.  The program is intended to support proposals by interdisciplinary teams of investigators committed to exploring innovative research concepts in nanoelectronics involving fundamental challenges from entirely new paradigms of computation, sensing, and processing of information. Proposals should discuss effective ways in which education of the workforce and broadening participation are integrated within the proposed research activities.

Proposals must involve interdisciplinary collaborations by three or more investigators and address aspects of at least two of the research themes:

  1. Exploring New Chemistries and Materials for Nanoelectronics
  2. Exploring Alternative State Variables and Heterogeneous Integration for Nanoelectronic Devices and Systems
  3. Exploring Novel Paradigms of Computing

Please see the solicitation for complete information.


An individual may be listed on only one proposal as PI, Co-PI, or senior personnel

Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed TWO as the lead organization; there is no limit to the amount of applications submitted as non-lead collaborators.
Required Internal Review Documents

Associate Deans or Designates must submit the following materials electronically to no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 8, 2010 (NOTE: submissions directly from PIs will not be accepted):   

  1. Dean's or ORU Director's (or designates) Letter of Nomination with rankings and justification
  2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of/needs for of the proposed project. 

Each college may submit 2 applications. 

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance

Drs. Edward T. Yu, Jacob Abraham, Alex Demkov, and Ken Shih

Drs. Sanjay Banerjee, Emanuel Tutuc, Deji Akinande and Maxim Tsoi

Posting Date 1/18/10