Submitting a Research Proposal

The American Foundry Society sponsors research to advance the quality, efficiency, safety, and technical innovation of the metalcasting industry. Researchers may apply for project funding through AFS. To submit a proposal, download the AFS Research Proposal Template, provide the necessary information and supplemental documents, and deliver the research proposal:

Via email
Steve Robison, AFS Chief Technical Services Officer

Via mail
Chief Technical Services Officer 
American Foundry Society
1695 North Penny Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60173


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For more information, contact Steve Robison, AFS Chief Technical Services Officer, at, or call 1-800/537-4237. Click here to learn more about AFS research.