AMNOW Polymer Challenge – April 2022

America Makes and NCDMM announce the AMNOW Polymer Challenge Project Call.

Demonstrating the ability to detect and predict anomalies through data analysis. 

The opportunity is not only to have access to this correlated, rich dataset and the ability to report your findings to the broader America Makes audience but get up to $20k in funding.

The original deadline for the RFP has been extended to May 9.

One-Step Proposal Process

The proposal process for this America Makes Project Call is a one-step process:

A full project proposal is now due by our extended deadline, 5pm ET on Monday, May 9.


Project Call Webinar (Registration Required – see


Project Call Announcement and Posting


Questions from Proposers about Scope or Approach Due (All questions to be submitted to


Responses to Proposers about Scope or Approach Due
(All questions and responses will be shared with all proposers on


Full Project Proposal Submission Due Date (Note: No Concept Paper Submission) *Recently Updated*


Oral team presentations to Evaluation Team *Recently Updated*


Phase 1 Awardees notified *Recently Updated*


Project Agreement issued and NDAs executed *Recently Updated*


Phase 2 Awardees notified


Presentation of Final Findings at America Makes Event

Week of 8/14/2022

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Questions should be emailed to Questions will be posted to the America Makes website according to the schedule. Questions asked AFTER the scheduled Q&A session will NOT be addressed.

Proposals are reviewed by evaluators who are independent of teams submitting proposals and operate under a confidentiality agreement.  Proposers are encouraged to seek legal counsel prior to submitting any response to this Project Call where there is a question regarding a possibility of future patent applications or the patentability of proposal concepts.

The owning organization should list anything that they are leveraging that is not going to be made available to the membership at the completion of the project. This could be a patent number or a description of the background IP that is being leveraged.

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