The Usable Glass Strength Coalition (UGSC) is seeking Research Proposals focused on gaining a deeper understanding of the relationship between Surface Structure, Surface Chemistry and the Strength of Glass.

Specifically, the UGSC is seeking proposals to answer the fundamental question: Where and how do flaws nucleate in glass?

Proposals will be considered to support graduate level research. Investment will be commensurate with project scope, but is anticipated to be in the range of $60,000-$110,000/year.

The full Request for Proposal (RFP) is available for download via here.

Please download and read the entire RFP before submitting proposals. The response due date is March 1, 2016

Technical questions may be addressed to the UGSG Technical Director, Dr. Alastair N. Cormack by email:

Proposal submissions should be sent by email to the UGSC Executive Assistant, Donna Banks, by email:

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