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Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 23-612 for the latest version.

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 materials research and education in the following areas: biomaterials, ceramics, condensed matter physics, electronic and photonic materials, metals and metallic nanostructures, polymers, and solid state and materials chemistry.


Materials Research is the field of science where physics, chemistry, materials science, and engineering naturally converge in the pursuit of the fundamental understanding of the properties of materials and the phenomena they host. Materials are abundant and pervasive, serving as critical building blocks in technology and innovation. Materials Research impacts life and society, as it shapes our understanding of the material world and enables significant advances spanning the range from nanoelectronics to health-related fields. The development and deployment of advanced materials are major drivers of U.S. economic growth.

Research supported by the Division of Materials Research (DMR) focuses on advancing the fundamental understanding of materials, materials discovery, design, synthesis, characterization, properties, and materials-related phenomena. DMR awards enable understanding of the electronic, atomic, and molecular structures, mechanisms, and processes that govern nanoscale to macroscale morphology and properties; manipulation and control of these properties; discovery of emerging phenomena of matter and materials; and creation of novel design, synthesis, and processing strategies that lead to new materials with unique characteristics. These discoveries and advancements transcend traditional scientific and engineering disciplines. DMR supports research and education activities in the United States through funding of individual investigators, teams, centers, facilities, and instrumentation. Projects supported by DMR are not only essential for the development of future technologies and industries that address societal needs, but also for the preparation of the next generation of materials researchers.

Additional Information

Eligibility rules apply for submissions; please see Section II. Program Description, Section IV. Eligibility Information, and Section V.A Proposal Preparation Instructions

Program contacts

Nitsa Rosenzweig
Program Director, DMR/BMAT
nirosenz@nsf.gov TBD MPS/DMR
Abraham Joy
Program Director, DMR/BMAT
ajoy@nsf.gov (703) 292-2913 MPS/DMR
Tomasz Durakiewicz
Program Director, DMR/CMP
tdurakie@nsf.gov (703) 292-4892 MPS/DMR
Elizabeth K. Mann
Program Director, DMR/CMP
elmann@nsf.gov (703) 292-4821 MPS/DMR
Paul A. Lane
Program Director, DMR/EPM
plane@nsf.gov (703) 292-2453 MPS/DMR
Jonathan D. Madison
Program Director, DMR/MMN
jmadison@nsf.gov (703) 292-2937 MPS/DMR
Andrew J. Lovinger
Program Director, DMR/POL
alovinge@nsf.gov (703) 292-4933 MPS/DMR
Birgit Schwenzer
Program Director, DMR/SSMC
bschwenz@nsf.gov (703) 292-4771 MPS/DMR
Robert Meulenberg
Program Director, DMR/SSMC
rmeulenb@nsf.gov (703) 292-7106 MPS/DMR
Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb
Program Director, DMR/CER
nbassiri@nsf.gov (703) 292-2430

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