Limited Submission Programs - NSF - Next-Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

Summary of Opportunity
NSF - Next-Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network
OSP Deadline 05/08/13
Funding Agency Deadline

04/01/13 Letter of Intent (Required)


Funding or Award Criteria

Program Description: The National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) will reach its ten year authorized award life at the end of Fiscal Year 2013. The National Science Foundation 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. Support is being provided by all NSF Directorates and the Office of International Science and Engineering as an integral part of the NSF investment in Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

Please see the solicitation for complete information.



Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed

One (1) submission

NOTE: An institution may not be included in more than one proposal submitted in response to this solicitation.

Required Internal Review Documents

Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013:

  1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination
  2. Two-page maximum lay abstract describing the aims/needs of the proposed research project.
  3. The bio sketch/CV of the UT PI
Each college may submit no more than one (1) nomination for consideration.

Note to Potential Applicants

Internal review documents do not reflect the applications requirements set forth by the sponsor. Please review solicitation carefully.

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance

Dr. Sanjay Banerjee, School of Engineering

Posting Date 12/27/12