NSF Future Manufacturing
Future Manufacturing will require major advances in technologies for the synthesis and production of new materials chemicals, devices, components and systems of assured quality with high yield at reasonable cost. It will require new advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning, new cyber infrastructure, new approaches for mathematical and computational modeling, new dynamics and control methodologies, new ways to integrate systems biology, synthetic biology and bioprocessing, and new ways to influence the economy, workforce, human behavior, and society. The goal of this solicitation is to enable new manufacturing that represents a significant change from current practice. Therefore, proposers responding to this solicitation must include within the Project Description a section titled Enabling Future Manufacturing. Please see "Proposal Preparation Instructions" for additional details.
Among this array of technologies and potential research subjects, three thrust areas have been identified for support in FY 2022 under this solicitation:
- Future Cyber Manufacturing Research,
- Future Eco Manufacturing Research, and
- Future Biomanufacturing Research.
This solicitation seeks proposals to perform fundamental research to enable new manufacturing capabilities in one or more of these thrust areas. This solicitation will support the following two award tracks: Future Manufacturing Research Grants (FMRG)- up to $3,000,000 for up to four years; and Future Manufacturing Seed Grants (FMSG)-up to $500,000 for up to two years.