Webinar - NSF Future Manufacturing Program

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm


NSF Future Manufacturing Program Webinar
Thurs., March 26, 2020 * 1:00 PM EDT (Noon CDT)

The National Science Foundation supports basic research into new, potentially transformative, manufacturing capabilities, in accordance with the Strategy for American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing.  This solicitation encourages fundamental research and education of a future workforce that will enable Future Manufacturing: manufacturing that either does not exist today or exists only at such small scales that it is not viable.  

For Fiscal Year 2020, the NSF seeks proposals from multidisciplinary groups of researchers to address challenges in three thrust areas:  Cyber Manufacturing, Eco Manufacturing, and Biomanufacturing. The NSF anticipates $40M funding this year for three types of awards:

  • Research Grant: 5 years, $500k-$2M/yr. Fundamental, multidisciplinary, and integrative research & education
  • Seed Grant: 2 years, $250k/yr. Teambuilding, concept development, and research initiation, leading to future proposals
  • Future Manufacturing Networks: 5 years, $500k total. Form communities of researchers, educators and stakeholders

Letters of intent are due April 10, and full proposals are due June 5, 2020. 

Interested researchers can find a description of the opportunity and a link to the details on the solicitation's web page, and the full details, requirements, and review criteria can be found in the in the solicitation itself.

AN INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 26, 2020 AT 1:00 PM EDT to answer questions about the Future Manufacturing solicitation. The webinar may be accessed from this link, and copies of the webcast, cap ions, and presentation will be posted for public review after the event on the Future Manufacturing webpage. Pre-registration for the webinar is not required. Detailed connection information is below. 



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