Project Calls

LIFT’s project calls offer our ecosystem the opportunity to submit proposals on topics designed to Drive American Manufacturing Into the Future. Project Calls can either be directed projects on specific topic areas from our federal partners or open to new ideas you and your organization might have.

Whichever form they take, each Project Call will have its own unique membership and submission requirements and funding opportunities, so see the open calls below for more information or contact LIFT directly with any questions.

APRIL 19, 2021 - JULY 2, 2021

Hypersonics Challenge

Operating at speeds of Mach 5 or higher, hypersonic and counter-hypersonic vehicles are among the Department of Defense’s top priorities, including developing a safe and secure domestic supply base.   The Hypersonics Challenge is a call for project proposals on three specific topics dealing with the materials and manufacture of hypersonic vehicles, including:

  • Hypersonics Modeling & Simulation, including: Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME);
  • Advanced Manufacturing Methods for Quality and Production, and;
  • Advanced Manufacturing for High Temperature Composites.

Companies whose project challenge proposals are chosen will be provided up to $1 million for project development – not including cost-share, which is encouraged, but not required.