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