Research: Funding Opportunities

Polymers (NSF)

TOPIC: The National Science Foundation is inviting grant applications for fundamental research and education on polymeric materials and polymer science. The program portfolio is mainly experimental and highly diverse with components of materials science, chemistry, physics, and other related disciplines. While interdisciplinarity is stressed, central goals include advancing the foundations of polymer science through innovative research and education and pushing back the wide horizon of the field. Polymers are studied from the molecular level through the nano-to-macro continuum using fundamental materials-focused scientific approaches.

DEADLINE: The full proposal window is September 1 to October 31.

FUNDS: Recent awards have ranged from $5,000 to $512,000.

ELIGIBILITY: NSF welcomes proposals on behalf of all qualified scientists, engineers and educators.