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Dear Colleague Letter: New Solutions to Create Integrative Data Management Infrastructure(s) for Research Across the Sciences (NSF 12-090)

NSF Data Management Plan Requirement  (Effective January 18, 2011)

Interdisciplinary Research (IDR)

The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) welcomes the submission of transformative, interdisciplinary research proposals. Many ENG programs fund interdisciplinary proposals.  ENG participates in the NSF-wide CREATIV mechanism, designed for unusually creative high-risk/high-reward interdisciplinary proposals

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2013
(NSF  12-605) Posted August 30, 2012

Innovation Corps Sites Program
(NSF  12-604) Posted August 30, 2012

Innovation Corps Teams Program
(NSF  12-602) Posted August 28, 2012

NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows
(NSF  12-601) Posted August 27, 2012

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  12-599) Posted August 16, 2012

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research
(NSF  12-571) Letter of Intent: September 12, 2012

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
(NSF  12-569) Full Proposal: September 12, 2012, Deadline for REU Site proposals except for those requiring access to Antarctica

Arctic SEES
(NSF  12-553) Full Proposal: September 14, 2012

Interfacial Processes and Thermodynamics
(PD  13-1414) Full Proposal: September 18, 2012

Biomedical Engineering
(PD  13-5345) Full Proposal: September 18, 2012

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Stephen Arnold in his laboratory Researchers Set Record for Detecting Smallest Virus, Opening New Possibilities for Early Disease Detection
Released August 28, 2012
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Photo of tiny, engineered origami structures. Engineers Pursue Flexible Electronics, Self-folding Structures and Controlled Photosynthesis on a Grand Scale
Released August 23, 2012
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Released August 23, 2012
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September 5, 2012  - September 7, 2012
CAMTech Center Planning Meeting
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September 6, 2012  - September 7, 2012
Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT) Fall IAB Meeting
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September 10, 2012  - September 13, 2012
I/UCRC on Safety, Security, and Rescue Research Meeting
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September 12, 2012  - September 13, 2012
CAVE3 Fall 2012 Review Meeting
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September 19, 2012  - September 21, 2012
BSAC Fall 2012 IAB Meeting
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Dear Colleague Letter - Announcement of Efforts to Increase Hispanic Participation in STEM Fields
Dear Colleague Letter: New Programs and Refocusing of Existing Programs in CMMI
Dear Colleague Letter - FY 2014 EFRI Topic Ideas
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