Call For Proposals: Soft Matter Incubator (SMI) Seed Grants

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday November 15, 2017
      All Day
  • Location: Georgia Tech
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Contact

Sharon Lawrence
Research Operations Program Manager
Center for the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials and Interfaces
404-894-4040 (voice)
404-894-8956 (fax)

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Funding is available for research teams studying fundamental soft matter.

Full Summary: The Soft Matter Incubator, one of the four groups that make up Georgia Tech's Center for the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials and Interfaces (STAMI), is now taking applications for seed grants for those studying fundamental soft matter.

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  • Somewhere in here is a toroidal droplet – a donut-shaped drop of liquid that will turn spherical – created by School of Physics researchers in the Soft Matter Incubator (SMI). (Photo by Georgia Tech.) Somewhere in here is a toroidal droplet – a donut-shaped drop of liquid that will turn spherical – created by School of Physics researchers in the Soft Matter Incubator (SMI). (Photo by Georgia Tech.)
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The Soft Matter Incubator (SMI, smi.gatech.edu) seed grant program seeks proposals on fundamental soft matter that will enable obtaining preliminary data for submitting multi-investigator proposals. As a result, only proposals with a strong scientific potential and significance, which clearly articulate a path forward towards assembling a strong team and a cohesive theme, will be considered.

Since multi-investigator proposals require teams of investigators at different career stages, the submitting team must consist of at least two Georgia Tech investigators with different academic ranks, one of whom must be associated with SMI.

Proposals should include a project summary of no more than 250 words and a project description that should not exceed two pages. Emphasis will be placed on proposals that clearly articulate why the research is new and important and how it can lead to the assembly of a larger team and the eventual development of a multi-investigator proposal.

A separate one-page budget, not to exceed $15,000, should also be provided. Seed grant funds may be used to support student salaries, materials, and supplies.

Proposals should be submitted electronically to Sharon Lawrence (sharon.lawrence@chemistry.gatech.edu) by November 15, 2017.

SMI anticipates a total of two seed grants, which will be announced by December 1, 2017. Funds must be spent by June 30, 2018.

Required deliverables include a final written report on progress made and a presentation of the major findings/results and the path for continuing the work and/or submitting proposals seeking external funds.

Additional Information

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Groups

College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Physics

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Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
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Keywords
Soft Matter Institute, SMI, Center for the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials and Interfaces, STAMI, seed grants, soft matter, Sharon Lawrence
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
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  • Created On: Oct 25, 2017 - 11:10am
  • Last Updated: Oct 25, 2017 - 11:50am