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Special Announcements

June 9, 2014 - NSF thanks the community for providing input on the future NSF nanotechnology infrastructure support program (DCL 14-068) and remains committed to supporting nanotechnology infrastructure (press statement 14-002).

July 28, 2014 - NSF will webcast portions of aworkshop on the future NSF nanotechnology infrastructure support program, to be held August 18-19, 2014.

July 28, 2014 - NSF announced the appointment of Jinliu "Grace" Wang as deputy assistant director of the NSF Directorate for Engineering, effective July 27, 2014. MORE     

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future
(NSF  14-591) Posted August 1, 2014

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  14-590) Posted August 1, 2014

Partnerships for International Research and Education
(NSF  14-587) Posted July 21, 2014

Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters
(NSF  14-581) Posted July 9, 2014

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions:
(NSF  14-579) Posted July 1, 2014

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Wireless Innovation between Finland and US
(NSF  14-563) Full Proposal: August 1, 2014

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  14-558) Full Proposal: August 5, 2014

Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE)
(NSF  14-565) Supplement: August 7, 2014, Proposals are due for CREST Partnership Supplements.

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Letter of Intent: August 11, 2014, Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks: Institutions of Higher Education (PLAN IHE)

Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE)
(NSF  14-565) Full Proposal: August 13, 2014, Proposals are due for HBCU-RISE and Broadening Participation Research projects.

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image of a fingerprint, computer parts and sequence of numbers Expanding the breadth and impact of cybersecurity and privacy research
Released July 31, 2014
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DNA linkers serve as bridges Seeing is bead-lieving
Released July 28, 2014
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Nathan Mahynski Technique simplifies the creation of high-tech crystals
Released July 24, 2014
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July 31, 2014  - August 1, 2014
I/UCRC: Center for the Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI) IAB Meeting
Partnership Meeting

July 31, 2014  - August 1, 2014
I/UCRC: Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) IAB Meeting
Partnership Meeting

August 18, 2014
Workshop for a Future Nanotechnology Infrastructure Support Program

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Dear Colleague Letter - Announcement of Change to the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems Unsolicited Proposal Submission Window to October 1 through November 5, 2014
Dear Colleague Letter: Submission of I/UCRC Proposals in Response to NSF 13-594 in Areas Related to Medical Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
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