Materials Research Society Foundation

The Materials Research Society has a long and rich history of success in launching and executing impactful grassroots programs that resonate with the materials community. From funding special project requests for student-proposed MRS University Chapter initiatives, to Strange Matter, a lobby display that, due to the vision and determination of many hard-working MRS volunteers, has become a popular and long-running traveling interactive science museum exhibition... the materials landscape is dotted with exciting and innovative grassroots projects envisioned by our community and championed by our Society.

To enhance and expand support for initiatives like these—projects that are important, timely and meaningful to the materials community—the Materials Research Society has launched the Materials Research Society Foundation.

Unique in several ways, the Foundation:

  • Advances the MRS mission to “promote communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research to improve the quality of life”
  • Focuses on member engagement and funding to enrich, expand and ensure MRS core programs in education, outreach and peer recognition
  • Leverages corporate partner, institutional and individual support to invest in projects of importance to the materials community, as defined by the materials community
  • Benefits a wide range of innovative grassroots, member-driven initiatives—from student chapter proposals, to local or regional education/outreach projects, to those with the potential to impact the materials enterprise worldwide

To learn how you can help make a difference or to apply for project funding, we invite you to explore this website. Working together, we affirm our commitment to the MRS mission. Advancing materials. Improving the quality of life.


The Materials Research Society Foundation operates as a program of the Materials Research Society. The official registration and financial information of the Materials Research Society Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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