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National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI)

Status: Not accepting proposals

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.


Over the past decade of its authorized award life, the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) has enabled major discoveries, innovations, and contributions to education and commerce by providing researchers from academia, small and large companies, and government with open access to university user facilities with leading-edge fabrication and characterization tools, instrumentation, and expertise within all disciplines of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. The National Science Foundation is now moving forward with the new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) as the successor to the NNIN.

This solicitation establishes a competition for individual university user facility sites positioned across the nation. A Coordinating Office will then be selected competitively at a later stage from among the selected sites to enhance their impact as a national infrastructure of user facility sites. The ultimate selection of user facility sites will include capabilities and instrumentation addressing current and anticipated future user needs across the broad areas of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.

Program contacts

Richard Nash
rnash@nsf.gov (703) 292-5394 ENG/ECCS
Guebre X. Tessema
gtessema@nsf.gov (703) 292-4935
Michelle Bushey
mbushey@nsf.gov (703) 292-4938
Sally O'Connor
socconor@nsf.gov (703) 292-4552 BIO/DBI
Sankar Basu
sabasu@nsf.gov (703) 292-7843 CISE/CCF
David Lambert
dlambert@nsf.gov (703) 292-4736
Frederick Kronz
fkronz@nsf.gov (703) 292-7283 SBE/SES
David Brown
drbrown@nsf.gov (703) 292-8831
Graham Harrison
gharriso@nsf.gov (703) 292-7252

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