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  • Jodie Alexander

NSF Future Manufacturing (FM) Grants: Two Award Tracks, $28M in Funding Available – Due 04/11/24 & 01/13/25; Webinars 02/02/24 & 11/15/24

Opportunity Title:

Future Manufacturing (FM)



Opportunity Number:

NSF 24-525


The goal of Future Manufacturing is to support fundamental research, education, and training of a future workforce to overcome scientific, technological, educational, economic, and social barriers in order to catalyze new manufacturing capabilities that do not exist today. Future Manufacturing seeks inventive approaches to invigorate the manufacturing ecosystem and seed nascent future industries that can only be imagined today. Future Manufacturing supports research and education that will enhance U.S. leadership in manufacturing by providing new capabilities for companies and entrepreneurs, by improving our health, quality of life, and national security, by expanding job opportunities to a diverse STEM workforce, and by reducing adverse impacts of manufacturing on the environment. At the same time, Future Manufacturing enables new manufacturing that will address urgent social challenges arising from climate change, global pandemics and health disparities, social and economic divides, infrastructure deficits of marginalized populations and communities, and environmental sustainability.

This solicitation seeks proposals to perform fundamental research to enable new manufacturing capabilities in one or more of these thrust areas:

  • Future Cyber Manufacturing Research,

  • Future Eco Manufacturing Research, and

  • Future Biomanufacturing Research.

This solicitation will support the following two award tracks:

  • Future Manufacturing Research Grants (FMRG) - up to $3,000,000 for up to four years; and

  • Future Manufacturing Seed Grants (FMSG) - up to $500,000 for up to two years.

Informational webinars will be held February 2, 2024 and November 15, 2024. Details about how to join a webinar will be posted here. A recording and transcript will be posted there soon after each webinar is held.


  • Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs)

  • Non-profit, non-academic organizations

  • For-profit organizations (U.S.-based commercial organizations, including small businesses, with strong capabilities in scientific or engineering research or education and a passion for innovation)

  • State and Local Governments

  • Tribal Nations

Award Details:

Total Amount Available:


Maximum Award:

FMRG: $3,000,000

FMSG: $500,000


     April 11, 2024

     January 13, 2025

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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