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Office of Naval Research (ONR) Additive Manufacturing Alloys for Naval Environments (AMANE)
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for Additive Manufacturing Alloys for Naval Environments (AMANE). The objective of this research opportunity is to design, develop and optimize new metallic alloy compositions for additive manufacturing (AM) that are resistant to the effects of the Naval/maritime environment. This program shall use a fundamental Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) framework coupled with experimentation to relate variations in alloy chemistry, AM processing parameters, and post-processing conditions to the mechanical and electrochemical/corrosion properties that can be achieved. Participants will use this knowledge to identify an alloy composition range optimized to fabricate robust AM components that is resistant to the effects of exposure in a maritime environment.
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017
All responsible sources from academia and industry may submit proposals under this FOA. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Institutions (MIs) are encouraged to submit proposals and join others in submitting proposals. However, no portion of this FOA will be set aside for Small Business or other socio-economic participation.
Under this FOA, ONR intends to award approximately 5-6 grants at $300K - $450K per grant. The typical grant duration is up to 3 years (a two year base with one year option period). Annual funding is in the range of $100K to $150K per grant. Plan on a start date no earlier than 1 June 2017.