Limited Submission: NSF 16-545 Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)

If you are interested in submitting a NSF 16-545 Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) proposal, submit an abstract no more than three pages in length to Elizabeth Soto by the internal deadline of Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at noon. Follow Illinois Tech’s guidelines for internal competitions available here.

  • Institutional Limit: One
  • Internal deadline: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at noon
  • Preliminary Proposal Due Date: Friday, July 1, 2016
  • Full Proposal Deadline Date: Friday, December 2, 2016

Synopsis of Program:

Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) provide sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. MRSECs address research of a scope and complexity requiring the scale, synergy, and interdisciplinarity provided by a campus-based research center. They support materials research infrastructure in the United States, promote active collaboration between universities and other sectors, including industry and international institutions, and contribute to the development of a national network of university-based centers in materials research, education, and facilities. A MRSEC may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions in partnership.


Per Illinois Tech policy, all grant applications (federal and non-federal) must be reviewed, signed and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs regardless of the amount of the request. Complete your routing sheet as soon as possible here. Contact or call at 312.567.3035 for more information on submitting a proposal.