Advanced Manufacturing at NSF: Overview, Funding Opportunities, and Proposal Writing




John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 106 10 West 32nd Street Chicago, Illinois 60616

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Kevin Chou

The Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering presents Program Director at the National Science Foundation and University of Louisville’s Edward R. Clark Chair of Advanced Manufacturing Kevin Chou for a seminar titled, “Advanced Manufacturing at NSF: Overview, Funding Opportunities and Proposal Writing.” This seminar will take place on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 in room 106 of the John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center from 10:15–11:30 a.m.


Advanced manufacturing (AM) plays a key role in the economy, national security, healthcare, and technology innovations and has been one of the high priorities in federal and state investments. The Advanced Manufacturing program at National Science Foundation (NSF) supports fundamental research aiming to revitalize American manufacturing, grow the national prosperity and workforce, and reshape the nation’s strategic industries. The AM program accelerates advances in manufacturing technologies with emphasis on multidisciplinary research that fundamentally transforms manufacturing capabilities, methods, and practices. In this seminar, the Division of Civil Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation, the directorate for engineering, as well as NSF’s organization will be presented. Then, we will talk about the overview of NSF’s AM program, followed by various funding opportunities in, or relevant to advanced manufacturing. These funding opportunities include the AM core program and cross-division, cross-directorate, and foundation-wide activities. We will finish up the talk through dialogues with the audience regarding NSF proposal writing.


Kevin Chou is currently a program director at NSF, detailed from the University of Louisville, where he is the Edward R. Clark Chair of Advanced Manufacturing. Chou received his Ph.D. from Purdue University and postdoctoral training from National Institute of Standards and Technology. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Chou is the recipient of the 2016 Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award from SME. He served as the chair of ASME’s Manufacturing Engineering Division (January 2018–June 2019). From 2014–2015, Chou served as the assistant director for technology in the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, supporting the Manufacturing USA initiative.


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