Samsung Electronics launched a new global research outreach program aimed towards STT-MRAM innovation. The Samsung Global MRAM Innovation (SGMI) is looking for colleges, universities and research labs from all over the world to explore breakthrough and innovative STT-MRAM research.
Samsung invites submissions for novel ideas on STT-MRAM research - and the selected proposals will receive financial support from Samsung. Samsung will give around $70,000 to $150,000 for one year research (which may be extended for up to three years). They may also offer larger funds for exceptional proposals. The deadline for submission is September 28, 2013.
Samsung has been researching MRAM for a long time. In 2011 they acquired Grandis, a developer of STT-MRAM technologies, and later that year they unveiled the world's smallest perpendicular MTJ (at 17 nm).
Disclosure: Samsung is an MRAM-Info sponsor