US Department of Energy Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Capstone Research Fellowship

DOE-AMMTO seeks to expand partnerships between US Minority Serving Institutions and Manufacturing Institutes (MFI) via research-intensive student capstone projects. Teams of graduate and undergraduate students will lead efforts under the direction of established principal investigators to form university teams that will focus on innovations to strengthen the research priorities of the institutes listed below:


1. Wide Band Gap Power Electronics - Advancing Wide Bandgap power electronics focuses on funding demonstrations of improved technology and applications on a cost-match basis with industry and academic institutions according to unmet market needs and requirements identified in our SiC and GaN roadmaps. (


2. Carbon Fiber Composites - IACMI- the composites institute is committed to accelerating the development and adoption of innovative manufacturing technologies for low cost, energy efficient advanced composites.  The focus is on reducing technical risk and developing a robust supply chain for advanced composites. (


3. Process Intensification and Modular Chemical Process Intensification - RAPID is a Manufacturing USA Institute working to transform the process industries by advancing modular chemical process intensification technology. RAPID is a group of industry-leading organizations working on more efficient processes and distributed industrial modularization. Priorities for RAPID include Chemical Commodity Processes, Intensified Process Fundamentals, Modeling and Simulation, Module Manufacturing, Natural Gas Upgrading, and Renewable Bio Products. (


4.  Recycle, Reuse, and Remanufacturing - The REMADE Institute is committed to accelerating the adoption of the Circular Economy through the ongoing development of cutting-edge sustainable manufacturing technologies to make real, near-term energy, environmental, industrial decarbonization, and economic impacts. (


5.  Smart Manufacturing - CESMII invests in Smart Manufacturing innovation through projects with funds awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE). CESMII manages projects in collaboration with our entire ecosystem. The objective of these projects is to develop emerging technologies, drive research and innovation – delivering on our mission to democratize Smart Manufacturing.



6.  Cyber Security for Manufacturing - The Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII) is an inclusive national research Institute with major leading research universities in cybersecurity, smart and energy efficient manufacturing, and deep expertise in research and development, supply chains, factory automation, and workforce development.


The application process involves two stages:

Stage 1 is used to screen concept papers with budgets submitted.  Concept paper template can be found (here)

Stage 2 Full proposal applications will be submitted if selected.


The application deadlines are:

Stage 1: September 19, 2023

Stage 2: October 13, 2023


The application site is now open for Stage 1 submissions here. Applications must be submitted by September 19th, 2023, at 11:59 pm (ET)


We are excited that MSRDC and AMMTO will contribute to the overall mission to research, develop and demonstrate next-generation materials and manufacturing technologies needed to increase U.S. industrial competitiveness and to drive economy-wide decarbonization.  The projects funded by this program will support the national plan to revitalize American manufacturing, secure critical supply chains, and develop diverse innovation ecosystems leading to new manufacturing jobs and increased economic strength of the nation. 

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