- Nanotechnology 101
- Nanotechnology and You
- About the NNI
- What is the NNI?
- Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges
- Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives
- The NSET Subcommittee
- NSET's Participating Federal Partners
- Working Groups & Coordinators
- Contact Information
- National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)
- Resources & Funding
Resources & Funding
Learn about the NNI's infrastructure resources, including R&D Centers, Networks, and User Facilities, as well as Government-wide resources for technology transfer, commercialization, and diversity programs.
This section includes information on Federal funding programs, as well as current grants and solicitations.
The U.S. Government sponsors a number of challenges and contents to drive innovation. These are the nanotechnology-related prizes available.
Learn About Nanotechnology
These NNI brochures introduce basic concepts in nanotechnology. Big Things from a Tiny World (left) is a general overview; Powerful Things from a Tiny World (right) looks at nanotechnology and energy. These brochures are also available in Spanish.
The term "nanomaterial" refers to nanoscale materials, or materials that contain nanoscale structures internally or on their surfaces. These can include engineered (or man-made) nanometer-scale objects such as nanoparticles, nanotubes, and nanofilms, as well as naturally occurring nanoparticles such as volcanic ash, sea spray, and smoke.