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National Facilities

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 the operation of national user facilities that make specialized instrumentation available to the materials research community, support research, and conduct education and public outreach.


The National Facilities program supports the operation of national user facilities: National Facilities are research facilities with specialized instrumentation available to the scientific research community in general and the materials research community in particular. These facilities provide unique research capabilities that can be located at only a few highly specialized laboratories in the Nation. They provide open user service for scientists and engineers from a broad range of disciplines including biology, chemistry, geosciences, materials research. and physics.  They include facilities and resources for research using high magnetic fields, ultraviolet and x-ray synchrotron radiation, neutron scattering, and nanofabrication. They serve as science and technology-related resources and experiences for students. They conduct student and teacher education, general public awareness activities, curriculum development, and educational research.

Program contacts

Guebre X. Tessema
gtessema@nsf.gov (703) 292-4935 MPS/DMR
Leonard Spinu
lspinu@nsf.gov (703) 292-2665 MPS/DMR
Z. Charles Ying
cying@nsf.gov (703) 292-8428 MPS/DMR
Souleymane Omar Diallo
somardia@nsf.gov (703) 292-8302 MPS/DMR
Cosima Boswell-Koller
cboswell@nsf.gov TBA MPS/DMR

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