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ENG Unsolicited Cross-Divisional Interdisciplinary Research (IDR)

For FY 2012, researchers interested in submitting interdisciplinary proposals may submit them through the newly announced NSF-wide CREATIV mechanism.  Below are Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents related to this mechanism.  The DCL includes a useful link to an information webcast that took place on November 9, 2011 and is archived on the url provided.

CREATIV Dear Colleague Letter:                    /pubs/2012/nsf12011/nsf12011.jsp
CREATIV Frequently Asked Questions:           /pubs/2012/nsf12012/nsf12012.jsp

IDR Coordinators for Engineering Directorate Divisions are:





CBET - Aleksandr  L. Simonian

(703) 292-4826 


CMMI - Bruce  M. Kramer

(703) 292-5348 


ECCS - Dominique Dagenais

(703) 292-2980 


For general information about Interdisciplinary Research at NSF please visit:


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