Internal competition for Materials Science Interdisciplinary Research Groups

The Wisconsin Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) seeks proposals for Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs), the central research groups and themes that define the center. Successful IRGs from this UW internal competition will be included in the Center recompetition preproposal to be submitted to NSF in June 2022. An IRG involves ~8 faculty members collaborating over six years to address a grand challenge in materials research. Anticipated funding per IRG is ~$800,000 per year.

For details, read the MRSEC call for recompetition IRGs. Proposals are due on December 6, 2021. A IRG development and teaming workshop will be held Sept 17, 2021. Interested groups are strongly encouraged to discuss their ideas with MRSEC Director Paul Voyles ( before submitting.