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NIST -- Transfer of Graphene for Graphene-based Devices Grant Program
The NIST Transfer of Graphene for Graphene-based Devices (TGGD) Grant Program is the second year of an effort to facilitate the development of scientific knowledge and methodologies to transfer graphene from growth substrates in order to further graphene device commercialization. By funding the research projects of eligible applicants through this program, NIST will promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness specifically for next generation devices. See http://pml.nist.gov for more information about NIST’s programs in these areas.
The NIST Transfer of Graphene for Graphene-based Devices Grant Program is seeking applications from eligible applicants for research activities to determine effective and efficient methods of transferring graphene grown on SiC (secondarily copper or other chemical vapor deposition (CVD) substrates) to target substrates that are required in many graphene-based devices, especially for high-end applications. The characterization of graphene on said target substrates is necessary and will be used to determine the quality of the resulting graphene. Characterization techniques may include but are not limited to optical microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy, SEM, TEM, AFM, and Raman spectroscopy. Quantifying and minimizing defects induced during the transfer is critical to device performance. The electronic, photonic, and other properties of transferred graphene are also of interest. The program’s primary goal is for the recipient to develop and publish a methodology for transferring large-area and high-quality graphene with high reproducibility and scalability to enable commercialization of graphene devices.
Deadline: June 28, 2022
Eligibility for the program listed in this NOFO is open to all domestic non-Federal entities. Eligible applicants include accredited institutions of higher education; non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations incorporated in the United States; and state, local, territorial, and Indian tribal governments. Please note that individuals and unincorporated sole proprietors are not considered “non-Federal entities” and are not eligible to apply under this NOFO. Although Federal entities are not eligible to receive funding under this NOFO, they may participate as unfunded collaborators.
In Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22), NIST anticipates funding two (2) awards for up to $150,000 each with a project performance period of one (1) year.