Enabling Access to the Semiconductor Chip Ecosystem for Design, Fabrication, and Training
ID: 351650Type: Posted
Overview

Buyer

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Award Range

$2M - $0

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes
Timeline
  1. 1
    Forecast Posted Not available
  2. 2
    Forecast Due Not available
  3. 3
    Posted Dec 29, 2023 12:00 AM
  4. 4
    Due Apr 4, 2024 12:00 AM
Description

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has posted a grant opportunity titled "Enabling Access to the Semiconductor Chip Ecosystem for Design, Fabrication, and Training." This grant aims to provide access to state-of-the-art electronic design automation (EDA) tools, process design kits (PDKs), and design intellectual property (IP) cores for students and academic researchers. It also seeks to enable students at various levels to design integrated micro/nano-electronic circuits (ICs), which are foundational technologies used in artificial intelligence, 5G/6G communication, security, scientific computing, quantum computing, and more. The NSF recognizes the importance of a future workforce skilled in IC design and fabrication and aims to broaden participation in this field. The grant will establish and manage a community infrastructure that supports the entire IC chip design process, including licensing, access, and maintenance of EDA tools and design PDK/IPs. The infrastructure will also provide support for multi-project-chip (MPC) integration and educational/tutorial materials to train the next generation of IC designers and researchers. Non-profit, non-academic organizations and institutions of higher education are eligible to submit proposals. The close date for submissions is April 4, 2024. For more information, visit the NSF Publication 24-522 webpage.

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