Submissions Due by 5pm ET on Thursday, September 2, 2021

Rapid Innovation Call – August 2021

America Makes announces a new Rapid Innovation Call (RICs) for Projects with six topics worth $500K in total funding.

This RIC was announced at America Makes TRX on August 3, 2021.
View RIC Presentation Slides from TRX

One-Step Proposal Process

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

A full project proposal, as outlined in the RFP, is due by 5pm ET on Thursday, September 2, 2021.


Project Call Announcement and Posting 8/3/2021
Industry Day – TRX @ OSU 8/3/2021
Questions from Proposers about Scope or Approach Due 8/12/2021
Responses to Proposers about Scope or Approach Due
(All questions and responses will be shared with all proposers on this web page.)
Deadline for proposal lead and team members receiving federal award funding to complete a fully executed America Makes Membership Agreement 8/19/2021
Fully Executed NDA with NCDMM (if proposal contains proprietary information) 8/19/2021
Full Project Proposal Submission Due Date 9/2/2021
Anticipated Decision and Selection of Projects 9/20/2021
Anticipated Date to have ALL Projects on Contract 11/1/2021
All project finalized reports and deliverables received by NCDMM no later than 5/27/2022

Rapid Innovation Call Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)