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Advanced Manufacturing (AM)

Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

Supports fundamental manufacturing research that addresses issues related to national prosperity and security and has the potential to contribute to the revitalization of American manufacturing.


The Advanced Manufacturing (AM) program supports the fundamental research needed to revitalize American manufacturing to grow the national prosperity and workforce, and to reshape our strategic industries.  The AM program accelerates advances in manufacturing technologies with emphasis on multidisciplinary research that fundamentally alters and transforms manufacturing capabilities, methods and practices. Advanced manufacturing research proposals should address issues related to national prosperity and security, and advancing knowledge to sustain global leadership.

Areas of research, for example, include manufacturing systems; materials processing; manufacturing machines; methodologies; and manufacturing across the length scales. Researchers working in the areas of cybermanufacturing systems, manufacturing machines and equipment, materials engineering and processing, and nanomanufacturing are encouraged to transcend and cross domain boundaries.  Interdisciplinary, convergent proposals are welcome that bring manufacturing to new application areas, and that incorporate challenges and approaches outside the customary manufacturing portfolio to broaden the impact of America’s advanced manufacturing research.

Proposals of all sizes will therefore be considered as justified by the project description. Investigators are encouraged to discuss their ideas with AM program directors well in advance of submission at AdvancedManufacturing@nsf.gov.

Program contacts

Andrew B. Wells
AdvancedManufacturing@nsf.gov (703) 292-7225 ENG/CMMI
Khershed Cooper
AdvancedManufacturing@nsf.gov (703) 292-7017 ENG/CMMI
Thomas F. Kuech
AdvancedManufacturing@nsf.gov (703) 292-2218 ENG/CMMI
Bruce Kramer
AdvancedManufacturing@nsf.gov (703) 292-5348 ENG/CMMI
Y. Kevin Chou
AdvancedManufacturing@nsf.gov (703) 292-7932
Linkan Bian
AdvancedManufacturing@nsf.gov (703) 292-8136 ENG/CMMI

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