Call for Research in Environment, Safety & Health

Overview

GRC's Nanomanufacturing Sciences area is soliciting white papers in Environment, Safety & Health for work to begin April 1, 2009 as a part of an ESH Research Center based at the University of Arizona.

This call for research, issued to universities worldwide, may be addressed by individual investigators or by research teams. Successful white paper authors will be invited to submit a full proposal. Contracts resulting from this solicitation are anticipated to be three years in duration.

Depending on the quality of proposals and the funds available, SRC may decide to pursue all, some or none of the proposed projects. SRC may also elect to negotiate a project's research scope or a team's composition to meet funding or synergy goals.

Research Needs

Member needs in Environment, Safety & Health, developed by a task force of SRC industry members, are outlined in a new research needs document.

White Paper Guidelines

Responses are to be submitted as single PDF (or MS-Word) documents generated with 10 point or larger fonts, and MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE SRC WEB SITE by THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2008, 3 PM ET/12 PM PT. Limit document size to four pages sized to the US standard (8.5 by 11 inches). Non-compliance with these guidelines may exclude your white paper from consideration.

Please include the following identifying information in your white paper:

  • Project title
  • Needs category/sub-categories addressed by your submission
  • Investigators
  • University
  • Telephone number and e-mail address

Please address the following topics in your white paper:

  • Context: emphasis area and problem to be addressed
  • Rationale: value in terms of semiconductor industry needs
  • Novelty: role of this research in advancing knowledge and state-of-the-art
  • Approach: strategy for addressing the problem
  • Results: anticipated output of a successful effort
  • Engagement: your plan for integration with SRC member companies
  • Students: your plan for involvement and education of graduate students (a key SRC goal)
  • Funding: a per-year approximation of overall funding requirements (university approval and official budgets are not required at this time)
  • The extent, if any, that this research requires the use of Background Intellectual Property

Awardees will be expected to:

  • Resolve/Disclose blocking background intellectual property before award of contract
  • Update information about participating students
  • Submit publications resulting from sponsored research
  • Participate in annual research reviews
  • Provide annual reports and pre-defined deliverables

Timetable and Deadlines

Event Deadline
Request for White Papers April 14, 2008
Deadline to Submit White Papers May 15, 2008
Proposals Requested July 11, 2008
Deadline to Submit Proposals August 7, 2008
Program/Funding Start April 1, 2009

Please direct all technical questions to Tim Wooldridge.
All other questions and responses should be directed to Ebony Waller.

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