NDnano Center Proposal Development Grants

Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology (NDnano) is accepting proposals from Notre Dame faculty in the Colleges of Engineering and Science for center proposal development grants. Through these grants, NDnano aims to assist faculty in competing for center grants, with submission deadlines in 2023 or 2024. Funding can be used to close technical gaps, prove concepts, or strengthen research collaborations to produce a strong proposal. For example, funds can be used for student/postdoc support, supplies, research core facilities, meeting coordination, and travel. To be eligible for these funds, the Request for Proposal submission deadline for the target center should be in calendar year 2023 or 2024. The number of awards will be limited by the availability of funds, $150,000. Proposals will be reviewed by a multidisciplinary panel of NDnano affiliated faculty.

How to Apply

It is recommended that interested faculty discuss their idea with the NDnano Director or Associate Director to review the fit. Teams interested in applying should complete the template linked below. Completed templates should be emailed to Derek Lake, NDnano associate director (dlake@nd.edu), no later than 5 PM on February 3, 2023. Questions can also be directed to Derek Lake.

Lead proposers do not have to be currently affiliated with NDnano, but are expected to affiliate if awarded a proposal grant.

Template for NDnano Center Proposal Development Grant