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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.

A Joint Activity between NSF and NRI


The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Directorates for Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Computer & Information Science & Engineering, together with the semiconductor industry’s Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI) plan to jointly support innovative research and education activities on the topic of Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond (NEB). These activities will be supported as interdisciplinary research team awards.

The goal of this solicitation is to advance the forefront of computation, information processing, sensor technologies, and communications infrastructure beyond the physical and conceptual limitations of current technologies. Continuing evolution of electronics beyond the scaling limits of Moore’s Law will require broad thinking across multiple disciplines. The program is intended to support proposals by interdisciplinary teams of investigators committed to exploring innovative research concepts in nanoelectronics involving fundamental challenges from novel materials, chemistry, and logic devices, to circuit designs and systems architectures, algorithms, and perhaps entirely new paradigms of computation, sensing, and processing of information. Proposals may also address additional challenges arising from increasing functionality through heterogeneous integration of novel devices and technologies. Proposals should discuss effective ways in which education of the workforce and broadening participation are integrated within the proposed research activities.

Proposals must involve interdisciplinary collaborations by three or more investigators and address aspects of at least two of the research themes:

1.Exploring New Chemistries and Materials for Nanoelectronics

2.Exploring Alternative State Variables and Heterogeneous Integration for Nanoelectronic Devices and Systems

3.Exploring Novel Paradigms of Computing

Program contacts

Lawrence S. Goldberg
Senior Engineering Advisor
lgoldber@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339
Charles Ying
Program Director
cying@nsf.gov (703) 292-8428 MPS/DMR
Timothy E. Patten
Program Director
tpatten@nsf.gov (703) 292-7196 GEO/OAD
Sankar Basu
Program Director
sabasu@nsf.gov (703) 292-7843 CISE/CCF
Rajinder Khosla
Program Director
rkhosla@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339
Usha Varshney
Program Director
uvarshne@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339 ENG/ECCS
Andreas Weisshaar
Program Director
aweissha@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339
Nadia A. El-Masry
Program Director
nelmasry@nsf.gov (703) 292-4917 ENG/EEC
Daniele Finotello
Program Director
dfinotel@nsf.gov (703) 292-4676
Suk-Wah Tam-Chang
Program Director
stamchan@nsf.gov (703) 292-8684 MPS/CHE
Charles D. Pibel
Program Director
cpibel@nsf.gov (703) 292-4971
Dmitry Maslov
Program Director
dmaslov@nsf.gov (703) 292-8910 CISE/CCF
Daniel De Kee
Program Director
ddekee@nsf.gov (703) 292-8769

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