Funding Opportunities - Advanced Manufacturing

Sponsor Title Amount Deadline Notes
NSF Advanced Manufacturing (AM)     The AM program accelerates advances in manufacturing technologies with emphasis on multidisciplinary research that fundamentally alters and transforms manufacturing capabilities, methods and practices. Advanced manufacturing research proposals should address issues related to national prosperity and security, and advancing knowledge to sustain global leadership.
DOE OPEN 2021 $250k-$10M 4/6/2021-Concept Paper
TBD - Full proposal
Areas of research responsive to this FOA include (but are not limited to) electricity generation by both conventional and renewable means; electricity transmission, storage, and distribution; energy efficiency for buildings, manufacturing and commerce, and personal use; and all aspects of transportation, including the production and distribution of both renewable and non-renewable fuels, electrification, and energy efficiency in transportation.
DOD Army Applied Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)  Phase I:$260,000 and six months
Phase II:up to $1.7 million and 18 months 
Open from 4/14/21 to 5/18/2021 The Army Applied SBIR Program just released 29 new contract opportunities for U.S.-based small businesses to tackle challenges in some of the Army’s most critical modernization needs such as advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), hypersonics, advanced materials, and network.
DOD Materials Science Center of Excellence Up to $1.5M per year for 5 years 4/30/2021 DOD seeks to establish a Center of Excellence in Materials Science to perform research in the following areas: Structures & Protection, Propulsion & Extreme Environments, Sensors, Electronics and Photonics, Power & Energy, Readiness, Individual Warfighter Protection, Corrosion, and Manufacturing Technology for Affordability.
NSF Future Manufacturing (FM) FMSG: $500k
5/14/2021 The FM program supports fundamental research and education of a future workforce to overcome scientific, technological, educational, economic and social barriers in order to enable new manufacturing capabilities that do not exist today. Three thrust areas have been identified for support in FY 2021: Future Cyber Manufacturing ResearchFuture Eco Manufacturing Research, and Future Biomanufacturing Research.
DOD Fiscal Year 2022 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) $50k-$1.5M for one year 4/23/2021-White Paper
5/14/2021-Full proposal
This announcement seeks proposals from universities to purchase equipment and instrumentation in support of research in areas of interest to the DoD. A central purpose of the DURIP is to provide equipment and instrumentation to enhance research related education in areas of interest and priority to the DoD. Therefore, your proposal must address the impact of the equipment or instrumentation on your institution’s ability to educate students through research in disciplines important to DoD missions.
DoD interests include the areas of research supported ARO, ONR and AFOSR.
DOD N00014-21-S-F003 Fiscal Year 2022 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) Up to $1.5M per year for 5 years 6/7/2021-White Paper
9/27/2021-Full proposal
DoD's MURI, one element of the University Research Initiative (URI), is sponsored by the DoD research offices, including ONR, ARO and AFOSR. DoD's MURI program addresses high-risk basic research and attempts to understand or achieve something that has never been done before. Key to the program’s success is the close management of the MURI projects by Service program officers and their active role in providing research guidance.
DOD Science &Technology for Advanced Manufacturing Projects (STAMP)   10/30/2021 The focus of this BAA is primarily on projects that continue to advance the systems engineering approach needed for the design, fabrication, and manufacture of structural components to address challenges in system weight, performance, affordability, and/or survivability. The foundation of this approach should include the integration of materials information, captured in computational tools, with engineering product performance analysis and manufacturing-process simulation termed commonly as Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME).
NSF Engineering Design and System Engineering (EDSE)     Of particular interest is research on the design of engineering material systems that leverages the unique aspects of a particular material system to realize advanced design methods that are driven by performance metrics and incorporate processing/manufacturing considerations.
NSF Particulate and Multiphase Processes     Major research areas of interest in the program include: Multiphase flow phenomena, Particle science and technology, Multiphase transport in biological systems and Interfacial transport.
NSF Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI)     The ECI program focuses on geomaterials and geostructures, structural materials (metallic, polymeric, cementitious, glass, composites, etc.), structural and non-structural systems, and building envelopes. Principal Investigators are encouraged to consider physical civil infrastructure subjected to and interacting with the natural environment during construction; under normal service conditions; and under severe loading and environmental conditions.
NSF Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MOMS)     The MOMS program supports fundamental research in mechanics as related to the behavior of deformable solid materials and structures under internal and external actions. Proposals that explore and build upon advanced computing techniques and tools to enable major advances in mechanics are particularly welcome. 
NSF Operations Engineering (OE)     The OE program supports fundamental research on advanced analytical methods for improving operations in complex decision-driven environments. The OE program particularly values cross-disciplinary proposals that leverage application-specific expertise with strong quantitative analysis in a decision-making context.  


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