Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)

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Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Supports research and education opportunities between minority-serving institutions and Division of Materials Research-supported centers and/or facilities to increase recruitment and degree attainment by those most underrepresented in materials research.


The DMR Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials Research (PREM) program aims to enable, build, and grow partnerships between minority-serving institutions and DMR-supported centers and/or facilities to increase recruitment, retention and degree attainment (which defines the PREM pathway) by members of those groups most underrepresented in materials research, and at the same time support excellent research and education endeavors that strengthen such partnerships.

Program contacts

For questions and inquiries about PREM program please contact:

Debasis Majumdar (703)292-4709
Shadi Mamaghani (703) 292-7307 MPS/DMR

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