Usable Glass Strength Coalition

Request for Proposals: The Usable Glass Strength Coalition (UGSC) is seeking Research Proposals focused on gaining a deeper understanding of the relationship between Surface Structure, Surface Chemistry and the Strength of Glass.

Specifically, the UGSC is seeking proposals to answer the fundamental question: Where and how do flaws nucleate in glass? Opportunity: Proof of concept research and development anticipated.   Timeline:Proposals will be considered to support graduate level research.   Financials:Investment will be commensurate with project scope, but is anticipated to be in the range of $60,000-$110,000/year.   Details: The full RFP is available for download click here.Please download and read the entire RFP before submitting proposals.
RESPONSE DUE DATE: March 1, 2016

Contacts and Submissions:
Technical questions may be addressed to the UGSG Technical Director, Dr. Alastair N. Cormack by email:

Proposal submissions should be sent by email to the UGSC Executive Assistant, Donna Banks, by email: or by mail: Glass Manufacturing Industry Council - UGSC, 600 N. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 210, Westerville, OH 43082
Response Evaluation:
The UGSC will evaluate the Response using the following criteria:

  • Overall scientific and technical merit of the proposed approach
  • Responddent's capabilities and related experience
  • Realism of the prop[osed plan and cost estimates

For more information about UGSC visit our page: click here

600450 Usable Glass Strength Coalition
Date: 15 December 2015

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