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Chemistry (CHE)

Special Announcement

Dear Colleague Letter: Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering, and Materials (SusChEM) (NSF 12-097)

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

Dear Colleague Letter - Division Director, Division of Chemistry (CHE) Employment Opportunity

MPS Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate - Graduate Research Supplements (AGEP-GRS) Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 12-021)

Submission Windows: Unsolicited CHE Proposals

NEW! The Division of Chemistry Is Moving to a Single Proposal Submission Window for Unsolicited Proposals and Discourages Multiple Submissions

Beginning in 2012, Chemistry programs will move to a single window.  Depending upon the program, the window will be in either September or October. Principal Investigators (PIs) may submit to the following programs between September 1st and September 30th:

  • Chemical Catalysis - CAT
  • Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms - CSDM
  • Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods - CTMC
  • Chemical Synthesis - SYN

Proposals may be submitted to the following programs between October 1st and October 31st:

  • Chemical Measurement and Imaging - CMI
  • Chemistry of Life Processes - CLP
  • Environmental Chemical Sciences - ECS
  • Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry - MSN

Note that if the last day of a submission window falls on a weekend or official federal government holiday, the deadline is always the following business day, at 5 pm local time.

The CRIF, CAREER, REU, MRI and the Centers for Chemical Innovation programs and any other programs that specify the submission date in a solicitation are not affected by this change. PIs should continue to visit /div/index.jsp?div=CHE for the deadlines of these and other programs.

CHE discourages the submission of more than one proposal from the same Principal Investigator during the proposal-submission window. Note that proposals that are a duplicate of, or substantially similar to, a proposal already under consideration by NSF from the same submitter are subject to return without review. This also applies to proposals that were previously reviewed and declined and have not been substantially revised as well as to duplicates of other proposals that were already awarded.

MPS/CHE: Advice to PIs on Data Management

NSF has published a revised version of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 11-1) that will require, in all proposals submitted , or due, on or after January 18, 2011, a supplementary document of no more than  two pages describing a Data Management Plan for the proposed research.  Fastlane will not permit submission of a proposal that is missing the Data Management Plan.  The Data Management Plan will be reviewed as part of the intellectual merit or broader impacts of the proposal, or both, as appropriate.   The goal is to provide clear, effective, and transparent implementation of the long-standing NSF Policy on Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results. 

Each Division within MPS has developed a set of information items to provide guidance to the communities served by that Division in preparing a Data Management Plan that will meet the goals of the NSF plan.  For more information on the policy and process click here.

For the NSF FAQs on this subject, click here.

Strategic Directions

The Division of Chemistry Strategic Directions 2008-2012 document is available at /mps/che/CHE_StrategicDirections.pdf.

Programs and Funding Opportunities

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Disciplinary Research Activities
bullet Chemical Catalysis  (CAT)
bullet Chemical Measurement and Imaging  (CMI)
bullet Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms (CSDM-A)
bullet Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms (CSDM-B)
bullet Chemical Synthesis  (SYN)
bullet Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods  (CTMC)
bullet Chemistry of Life Processes  (CLP)
bullet Environmental Chemical Sciences  (ECS)
bullet Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry  (MSN)
Integrative Chemistry Activities (ICA)
bullet American Competitiveness in Chemistry-Fellowship  (ACC-F)
bullet Centers for Chemical Innovation  (CCI)
bullet Chemistry Research Experiences for Undergraduates  (REU)
bullet Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities  (CRIF)
NSF-NIST Interaction in Basic and Applied Scientific Research in BIO, ENG & MPS (NSF-NIST)
Other Programs
bullet International Collaboration in Chemistry between US Investigators and their Counterparts Abroad  (ICC)
Chemistry and Materials Research in Cultural Heritage Science (CHS)
CISE-MPS Interdisciplinary Faculty Program in Quantum Information Science
Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)
Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2)
Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2)

Featured NSF-wide Programs

Research in Undergraduate Institutions NSF Wide Flag

Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships NSF Wide Flag

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program NSF Wide Flag

Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry NSF Wide Flag

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program NSF Wide Flag

Major Research Instrumentation Program: NSF Wide Flag

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

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

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students
(NSF  12-498) Posted August 10, 2012


Upcoming Due Dates See All

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

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation
(NSF  12-576) Full Proposal: September 27, 2012

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  12-516) Full Proposal: September 28, 2012

Chemical Catalysis
(PD  09-6884) Full Proposal: October 1, 2012, CAT Submission Window

Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms (CSDM-A)
(PD  12-9101) Full Proposal: October 1, 2012, CSDM Window




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