Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Nanoscale Science

First Advisor

James Castracane


In order to do research at CNSE, funding is required. Funding is achieved by submitting a grant proposal stating the background of the problem one hopes to address, a proposed solution, and sufficient information to prove success is achievable. These grant proposals follow a very particular format, which is extremely valuable to be familiar with in the scientific field of study. Therefore, learning to write a grant proposal for some of the work I have done during my undergraduate studies was proved a valuable learning experience. The following grant proposal is based on the work I have done during the three-semester sequence of Capstone undergraduate research in the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. The data presented throughout the body of the proposal was obtained by Graham Potter, a graduate student on the project, and myself. Dr. James Castracane oversaw the project, which was funded through SEMATECH. The grant proposal format follows standard NIH guidelines. In short, It outlines our findings in the time I was on the project, and includes my ideas for a future research plan to continue investigating surface acoustic wave devices for nanoscale particle removal. The proposal also includes a detailed description of required funding based on the materials needed to continue research as per the proposed research outlined in the body of the proposal.