Oct / Nov 2013 Submission Deadline Changes
The October submission window has been extended to November 15th, 5:00 pm local time.
The ICC submission deadline for full proposals will be extended to December 2nd, 5:00 pm local time.
Please note that there are numerous changes to the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) issued in January of 2013, especially with regard to the Project Summary and the "Prior Support" section in the Project Description. It appears that many Principal Investigators (PIs) are not aware of these changes.
We urge all submitters to carefully read the GPG and to edit their proposal in accordance with these guidelines.
Link to the GPG:http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=gpg
Summary of changes: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=gpg
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 A
- Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms - CSDM B
- 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.
NOTE: When choosing "program announcement/solicitation/description" in preparing the cover page of your proposal in NSF Fastlane, select the correct program announcement/solicitation/description number. For example, when submitting an unsolicited proposal to the Chemical Synthesis program, select "PD 09-6878". This code can be found in the program description web-page of the respective program. To ensure proper handling of your proposal, do not select "NSF grant proposal guide-GPG". For solicited proposals, select the proper solicitation number (for example, for CAREER proposals use NSF 11-690, for RUI proposals use NSF 00-144, and for GOALI proposals use NSF 12-513).
For CAREER, REU, MRI and the Centers for Chemical Innovation programs and any other programs that specify the submission date, PIs should continue to visit http://www.nsf.gov/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.
ICC Partnership between the US and Germany
The NSF Chemistry Division continues to work with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in encouraging collaborative research partnerships between the US and Germany. US investigators who wish to collaborate with German investigators may submit an unsolicited proposal to the NSF Division of Chemistry during the programmatic submission windows. Collaborative proposals with German investigators will be reviewed in the same manner as International Collaborations in Chemistry (ICC) proposals. If an award is made, the NSF will fund the US portion of the collaboration, and the DFG will fund the German portion. The German collaborator should go to the DFG chemistry website for detailed information about the required supplementary documents that must be submitted as part of the NSF proposal.
MPS/CHE: Advice to PIs on Data Management
NSF requires 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 http://www.nsf.gov/mps/che/CHE_StrategicDirections.pdf.
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