Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences -- Call for User Proposals: High-Impact Nanoscience Research

Funding Agency:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is soliciting proposals for user-initiated nanoscience research that will make effective use of CNMS facilities and staff expertise. The CNMS nanoscience research program provides users with access to a broad range of capabilities for nanomaterials design, synthesis, characterization, and theory/modeling/simulation and access is provided at no cost to users for research that is in the public domain and intended for publication in the open literature.

Deadline: May 1, 2019; Oct. 17, 2018

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

  • Macromolecular Nanomaterials
  • Functional Hybrid Nanomaterials
  • Nanomaterials Theory Institute
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Chemical Imaging 
  • Nanofabrication Research Laboratory
  • Bio-Inspired Nanomaterials
  • Electron & Atom Probe Microscopy

Amount Description

The Call for User Proposals is not a grant program. The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides time for users to use the facilities but CNMS cannot provide funding to support research or travel.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Junior Faculty
Post Doctoral Fellows


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science

External Deadline

May 1, 2019