US-German collaborations are invited to submit joint proposals which fall into the scope NSF’s Advanced Manufacturing programme and DFG’s review boards 401 Production Technology or 405 Materials Engineering.
These proposals will be reviewed in a review panel according to the NSF review guidelines (including the NSF review criteria) in competition with other proposals received in the same NSF programme. A member of DFG’s review boards will be involved in the review process.
It is important to note that there are no separate funds available for these efforts on each side; proposals must compete with all other proposals in this area. The result of the review process will be shared between the agencies to make final decisions on this basis. Support will be granted for those proposals with both DFG and NSF recommendation for funding.
US researchers are invited to read the Dear Colleague Letter NSF 22-013. In this information for researchers the extension of the existing cooperation NSF’s Advanced Manufacturing programme and DFG’s review board 401 Production Technology by DFG’s review board 405 Materials Engineering is announced.
The proposal must first be submitted to NSF’s Advanced Manufacturing programme via Fastlane. Proposals are accepted anytime; no specific deadlines apply.
After receiving the proposal number issued by the NSF, the proposal has to be submitted to the DFG via elan. The submission to DFG must contain the full original proposal submitted to the NSF, the aforementioned supplement and a cover letter stating the NSF proposal number (this is needed for matching the submissions). The submission to DFG must select its primary subject area from the DFG review boards 401 or 405.