Webinar to discuss new living materials seed-grant program

December 09, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Convergence Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems (LiMC2) will host an informational webinar in support of its inaugural Living Multifunctional Materials Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program. The webinar will be held 9–10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Registration is required.

“The event will provide details about this new funding opportunity,” said Zoubeida Ounaies, director of LiMC2. “I will also be answering questions about the program and providing clarity for researchers at Penn State and University of Freiburg who are interested in applying.”

The goal of the seed-grant program is to advance the discovery of sustainable materials that are biological or inspired by biological principles. Successful proposals will boldly cross disciplinary and institutional boundaries and integrate research expertise at both Penn State and University of Freiburg.  

The seed-grant program will provide funds to faculty groups for 12 to 18 months, with the goal of fostering long-term collaborative and multi-disciplinary research integrating researchers and students from both universities. The objective is to generate proof-of-concept studies and preliminary results that will lead to larger externally funded projects involving increased external funding.

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2021. For more information and to apply for a grant, visit the request for proposals page or contact Ounaies at livingmaterials@psu.edu.

LiMC2 is supported by Penn State's Materials Research Institute and the Institutes of Energy and the Environment.

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Last Updated December 09, 2020