**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The Fluid Dynamics program is part of the Transport Phenomena cluster, which also includes 1) Combustion and Fire Systems; 2) Particulate and Multiphase Processes; and 3) Thermal Transport Processes. The Fluid Dynamics program supports fundamental research toward gaining an understanding of the physics of various fluid dynamics phenomena. Proposed research should contribute to basic scientific understanding via experiments, theoretical developments, and computational discovery. Major areas of interest and activity in the program include:

  • Turbulence and Transition: high Reynolds number experiments; large eddy simulation; direct numerical simulation; transition to turbulence; 3-D boundary layers; separated flows; multi-phase turbulent flows; flow control and drag reduction.
  • Bio-Fluid Physics:bio-inspired flows; biological flows with emphasis on flow physics.
  • Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics: viscoelastic flows; solutions of macro-molecules.
  • Micro- and Nano-fluidics: micro-and nano-scale flow physics.
  • Wind and Ocean Energy Harvesting: focused on fundamental fluid dynamics associated with renewal energy.
  • Fluid-Structure Interactions: This is a NSF-AFOSR (Air Force Office of Scientific Research) joint funding area focused on theory, modeling and/or experiments for hypersonics applications. A small number of awards (depending on availability of funds and proposal quality) will be provided, and will be jointly reviewed by NSF and AFOSR using the NSF panel format. Actual funding format and agency split for an award will be determined after the proposal selection process. The AFOSR program that participates in this initiative is the Program on High Speed Aerodynamics (Program Officer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Deadline: October 22, 2018

Announcement: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305201