The National Science Foundation is inviting grant applications for fundamental research and education on polymeric materials and polymer science. The program portfolio is mainly experimental and highly diverse, with components of materials science, chemistry, physics, and other related disciplines. Although it stresses interdisciplinarity, central goals include advancing the foundations of polymer science through innovative research and education and pushing back the field's horizon. Polymers are studied from the molecular level through the nano-to-macro continuum using fundamental materials-focused scientific approaches. Such approaches are
experimental but may also closely integrate theoretical, computational, or cyber aspects.