Government Programs

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AIM Photonics Academy will provide timely information about competitive government initiatives for Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) seeking out opportunities in integrated photonics manufacturing, as well as government-sponsored opportunities for academics pursuing integrated photonics research.

1) The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is investing $28 million over five years in equipment and facilities related to AIM Photonics.  Learn more about the opportunity here

2) National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of the fifteen following disciplines.  Click here to learn more about the program.

3) The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.  You can find more information here.

4) NSF has funding to support research projects that use AIM's fabrication facilities in Albany.  Please refer to the Dear Colleague Letter for more information.  The submission window is October 1 to November 1.

5) NSF has issued a Dear Colleague Letter on STEM Education for the Future.  Learn about programs and deadlines.

6) The Office of Naval Research is funding projects in technology, engineering and mathematics education, outreach and workforce development. Learn more below.  ONR is no longer accepting applications for this year, but will fund projects again next year.

7) The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) released a Broad Agency Announcement for high-risk, high-payoff research for disruptive technologies for US national security. The executive summary is due April 26, 2018.  Please see the document below for more information.

8) GEM is a network of leading corporations, government laboratories, top universities, and top research institutions that enables qualified students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate education in applied science and engineering.  You can learn more here.

9) The Partnerships for Innovation Program offers researchers from all disciplines of science and engineering funded by NSF the opportunity to perform translational research and technology development, catalyze partnerships and accelerate the transition of discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace for societal benefit.  Upcoming due dates are January 17, 2019 and July 10, 2019, and the second Wednesday in July annually thereafter.  Learn more here.

10) Learn about this NSF opportunity, Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program.  

11) The Commonwealth of Massachusetts can help pay for summer interns at small technology firms in the state.  Learn more about the program here, https://www.masstech.org/intern/eligibility.