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 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.

Leveraging institutional and individual support, the Materials Research Society Foundation serves the MRS Mission and strives to move the Society toward our Strategic Aspiration and our DEI Aspiration.

MRS recently launched a Diversity and Inclusion fund and reformatted its Corporate Partner Program in support of our DEI Aspiration.

Every donor is important. Every gift makes an impact.



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  Donor Options

“Every donor is important. Every gift makes an impact” is not just a tag line, it’s a reality.  There are many ways you can contribute to the Materials Research Society Foundation, so donate to the causes you care about… in the manner you find most easy and convenient. 

  Our Impact

The Foundation focuses on member engagement and programs to promote diversity and inclusion within the broad materials community—student opportunities, education and outreach, professional development, free/discounted memberships for those in developing countries, awards, and more.  

Funding Opportunities

University Chapter Special Project Grants support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) projects on campus and in the local community. MRS Diversifying Materials Special Project Funding supports MRS member special interest group programs striving towards the MRS DEI Aspiration.  

  Grant Awards

Each year the Foundation leverages corporate partner, institutional and individual support to invest in projects and initiatives created by the materials community, for the materials community. Learn more about our past and recent grant recipients and the exciting work they are doing.

  Donor Recognition

Thanks to all those who have donated to the Materials Research Society Foundation and its mission—individual donors, foundation donors, Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) donors and program sponsors. We couldn’t do it without you!

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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MRS publishes with Springer Nature

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