NSF 18-081 has issued a Dear Colleague Letter regarding this upcoming solicitation with proposals due on Monday, December 3, 2018. The vast U.S. building stock has been constructed primarily of conventional materials, such as concrete, masonry, steel, and wood. New waves in building design approaches, such as performance/resilient-based design, as well as rapid evolutions in robotics, additive manufacturing, and computation, create stunning new opportunities to revolutionize engineering and architectural materials for high performance buildings.
With this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), Discoveries to Revolutionize Engineering and Architectural Materials for Buildings, the National Science Foundation (NSF) invites proposals to the Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI) program for EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) for high-risk/high-reward fundamental research to investigate wholly new materials and radical changes in the design of conventional materials, through the adaptation and integration of advanced technologies, to enable high performance buildings (structural systems, foundation systems, and building envelopes).
If you are interesting in applying for this funding opportunity, please contact OSRP. Completed proposals are due in OSRP at least two business days prior to the deadline set by the sponsor.