CNSI Technology Centers Voucher Program

The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) enables leading-edge research, translates discoveries into knowledge-driven commercial enterprises, and educates the next generation of scientists and engineers.

The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) enables leading-edge research, translates discoveries into knowledge-driven commercial enterprises, and educates the next generation of scientists and engineers.

The Institute’s Technology Centers provide fully integrated R&D infrastructure, professional support, and collaborative research opportunities in the fabrication, characterization and screening of nanomaterials, systems, and devices. These facilities are available to students, postdocs, staff, faculty and industrial scientists 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

To foster and promote scientific discovery and collaboration, the CNSI is launching a Technology Center voucher program to stimulate new, exploratory research initiatives. Under the program, awardees can use vouchers to cover the cost of Technology Centers use.

Voucher applications will be considered based on the following criteria:

  1. Use case – Does the proposal introduce new users or research projects to the Technology Centers and/or support early-career faculty/researchers?
  2. Feasibility – Is the proposed research technically feasible based on current capabilities in the Technology Centers?
  3. Follow-on impacts – Does the proposal support proof of concept studies or collection of preliminary data that can be used to secure funding and/or support the establishment of new collaborations?

Vouchers are available for UCLA-affiliated researchers only. Due to limited resources, not all applications will be supported. The next application round for the Technology Center voucher program will open in January 2024.

If you have any questions please email techcenters@cnsi.ucla.edu

To receive updates on the 2024 Application cycle, please fill out the form below:

The CNSI Technology Centers provide integrated R&D infrastructure, professional support and collaborative research opportunities in the fabrication, characterization and screening of nanomaterials, systems, and devices. To foster and promote scientific discovery and collaboration, the CNSI is launching a Technology Center voucher program to alleviate the cost of equipment use and laboratory services for new, exploratory research initiatives. This form is for potential applicants to stay informed for future updates.

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