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NSF : $81 million to support new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure .- $ 81 millones de dólares, para apoyar la nueva Infraestructura Coordinada de la Nacional de Nanotecnología

Hola amigos: A VUELO DE UN QUINDE EL BLOG., Para avanzar en la investigación en la ciencia de la nanoescala, la ingeniería y la tecnología, la National Science Foundation (NSF) proporcionará un total de $ 81 millones en cinco años para apoyar a 16 sitios y una oficina de coordinación en el marco de una nueva infraestructura Coordinado Nacional de Nanotecnología (NNCI).

Los sitios NNCI proporcionarán investigadores de la academia, el gobierno y las empresas grandes y pequeñas, con acceso a las instalaciones de los usuarios de la universidad con la fabricación de vanguardia y herramientas de caracterización, instrumentación y experiencia dentro de todas las disciplinas de la ciencia a nanoescala, la ingeniería y la tecnología.
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16 sites to give academic, small business and industry researchers access to nanotechnology research
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Shared user facilities enable greater national impact of nanotech innovation and commercialization.
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September 16, 2015

To advance research in nanoscale science, engineering and technology, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will provide a total of $81 million over five years to support 16 sites and a coordinating office as part of a new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI).
The NNCI sites will provide researchers from academia, government, and companies large and small with access to university user facilities with leading-edge fabrication and characterization tools, instrumentation, and expertise within all disciplines of nanoscale science, engineering and technology.
The NNCI framework builds on the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN), which enabled major discoveries, innovations, and contributions to education and commerce for more than 10 years.
"NSF's long-standing investments in nanotechnology infrastructure have helped the research community to make great progress by making research facilities available," said Pramod Khargonekar, assistant director for engineering. "NNCI will serve as a nationwide backbone for nanoscale research, which will lead to continuing innovations and economic and societal benefits."
The awards are up to five years and range from $500,000 to $1.6 million each per year. Nine of the sites have at least one regional partner institution. These 16 sites are located in 15 states and involve 27 universities across the nation.
Through a fiscal year 2016 competition, one of the newly awarded sites will be chosen to coordinate the facilities. This coordinating office will enhance the sites' impact as a national nanotechnology infrastructure and establish a web portal to link the individual facilities' websites to provide a unified entry point to the user community of overall capabilities, tools and instrumentation. The office will also help to coordinate and disseminate best practices for national-level education and outreach programs across sites.
Funding for the NNCI program is provided by all NSF directorates and the Office of International Science and Engineering.
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Media Contacts Sarah Bates, NSF, (703) 292-7738, sabates@nsf.gov

Program Contacts Lawrence S. Goldberg, NSF, (703) 292-8339, lgoldber@nsf.gov
Guebre X. Tessema, NSF, (703) 292-4935, gtessema@nsf.gov

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2015, its budget is $7.3 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 48,000 competitive proposals for funding, and makes about 11,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
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These 16 sites are located in 15 states and involve 27 universities.
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Nanomaterials support new approaches to challenges, such as better detection of trace biomolecules.
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The awards are up to five years and range from $500,000 to $1.6 million each per year.
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NNCI builds on the NNIN, which spawned major discoveries for more than 10 years.
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Each site offers users an opportunity to investigate ultra-small objects for various purposes.
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