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
Brian Began, Vice President of Metalcasting Technical Services

Via mail
VP of Metalcasting Technical Services
American Foundry Society
1695 North Penny Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60173


Approval chart


For more information, contact Brian Began, Vice President of Metalcasting Technical Services, at, or call 1-800/537-4237. Click here to learn more about AFS research.