The National Science Foundation’s DMREF program is a part of NSF’s Materials Genome Initiative for Global Competiveness (MGI) and invites proposals that accelerate materials discovery and development or build upon its knowledge base. Proposals can include, but are not limited to:

  • New mathematical or statistical results that will advance the DMREF agenda
  • Research plans that meet the central MGI principle of closely coupled, iterative interplay among theory, computation, and experiment
  • Optimization of design in complicated, high-dimensional state spaces
  • Effective data mining methods to uncover relationships between e.g. microstructure and bulk properties, or relationships among composition, processing, and bulk properties
  • First-principles understanding of materials
  • The computational challenges presented not only by multiscale issues, but also by the problem of rapidly resolving differences between theory and simulation in the face of experimental data.

The application window is January 15-February 15, 2013. For more information, see the link below: