NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Developing Long-Term Strategies to Transform Manufacturing

The National Science Foundation (NSF 20-067) wishes to notify the community of its intention to support workshops for future manufacturing (FM) science and technology in support of the goals and vision of the report “Strategy for American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing” by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC). Such workshops are typically identified as conferences in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) and will hereafter be referred to as conferences. The conferences should identify areas and thrusts for fundamental research that will enable future manufacturing: manufacturing that is either entirely new or that can be done today but not at a sufficient scale to make it viable. Conferences should explore new, potentially transformative, manufacturing capabilities rather than aiming to improve current manufacturing or make incremental improvements over existing Advanced Manufacturing technologies.

If you are interesting in applying for this funding opportunity, please start a routing sheet as soon as possible. As a reminder, proposals must be completed and submitted to OSRP at least two business days prior to the deadline of June 30, 2020. If you should have any questions, please contact OSRP.