For Members

CNSI’s all-inclusive membership culture celebrates diversity, creating a welcoming atmosphere of scientific creativity where ideas that would have been impossible just decades ago now flourish as the innovations that will define the 21st century.


CNSI’s membership is open to all faculty scientists who work with nanotechnology. Research at CNSI can begin with a rudimentary idea or be the result of decades of discoveries. Researchers can join CNSI with a rigorous plan for their nanoscience or they can be completely new to the nanoscale world and come to CNSI for guidance, advice, and assistance in making nanoscience a more significant part of their research objectives.



CNSI offers space for use by the Institute’s members to further the research mission of the University and the Institute. When space is available, proposals are considered on a case-by-case basis and negotiated with the respective Dean. CNSI space is not permanently assigned, rather it is intended to turn over as projects end and new opportunities arise.




Our grants facilitation team works to catalyze interactions between new and existing teams of researchers to develop team science proposals that cross disciplines and support the key research mission of the Institute where a substantial portion of the work will be conducted in the CNSI. We offer organizational assistance for research teams putting together grant proposals including meeting scheduling, budget construction, editing, and writing assistance.