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NSF-NRI Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Supplements to NSF Centers in Nanoelectronics

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See PD 10-031 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.


See the Dear Colleague Letter, NSF 09-016, announcing this opportunity at http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09016.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) in cooperation with the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) through the semiconductor industry‚Äôs Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI) is again offering supplemental funding opportunities to NSF centers involved in nanoelectronics research to support additional graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to work in collaborative efforts with participating NRI company assignees on exploring new concepts beyond the scaling limits of CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) technology. These joint efforts are intended to enhance nanoelectronics research and education, strengthen industry linkages with NSF centers, and develop future cadres of industry and faculty researchers to help drive the field. The NSF Directorates participating are Engineering (ENG), Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), and Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE).

The supplemental funding requests shall be for exploratory nanoelectronics research consistent with the mission of the NSF centers that has the potential to meet the needs of the NRI. NRI is focused primarily on research on devices utilizing new computational state variables beyond electronic charge. NRI is also interested in non-charge based interconnect technologies and novel circuits and architectures, including non-equilibrium systems, for exploiting these devices, as well as improved nanoscale phonon management and novel materials and fabrication methods for these structures and circuits. All NSF centers and networks involved in nanoelectronics research are eligible to apply, including those that were awarded supplements in previous competitions.

Program contacts

Lawrence Goldberg
lgoldber@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339
Thomas P. Rieker
trieker@nsf.gov (703) 292-4914
Sankar Basu
sabasu@nsf.gov (703) 292-7843 CISE/CCF

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