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CATALYSIS AND BIOCATALYSIS

Description

Due to the ubiquitous presence of catalysis in the many aspects of goods and services impacting our lives, the Catalysis and Biocatalysis program has many potential directions for funding support.  Programs in this area encompass a blend of fundamental and innovative applied research drivers.  All programs are hypothesis-driven, and the experimental programs aimed at resolving the issues frequently combine a variety of approaches.  Chemical engineering and chemistry are intertwined.  Proposals which receive funding in this Program may include any number of the following broad scopes:

  • Catalyst Synthesis, Characterization, Behavior and Performance
  • Kinetics and Mechanisms of Key Catalytic Reactions
  • Catalysis at Surfaces or in Reactor Process Streams
  • Synthesis and Fabrication of Component Materials and Catalyst Composites
  • Modeling and Fundamental Studies of a Catalyst or Catalytic Process
  • Catalysts and Studies for Renewable Energy Systems.

These approaches apply equally to classical inorganic or carbon catalysts as well as to enzymatic or biocatalysts.  Specialized materials synthesis procedures may be necessary to provide active catalysts in any of the studies.  Applications-driven studies, such as Biomass conversion catalysis, Electrocatalysis and Photocatalysis, involving energy interconversion devices or systems employing catalysts are highly desired.

Most studies will focus on the catalysis of one or more chemical reactions with products including molecules used for fuels, energy sources, feedstocks, fine chemicals, bulk chemicals and specialized materials.  While proposals will be accepted in any of the above areas, national needs suggest heightened interest be given to proposals relating to processes and catalysts for conversions of biomass to fuels and chemicals, for development of renewable energy sources and for transition to green or environmentally benign products and processes.  Submissions investigating unique nanoparticle or biomimetic catalysis are welcome.

There is overlap in the energy topics with Energy for Sustainability Program, the Process and Reaction Engineering Program, and the Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering Program.  Some guidelines may help you to decide which Program is the most logical for submission.  If the Proposal centers on the enzymatic or inorganic catalysis aspect of the biomass or photocatalysis or electrocatalysis energy conversion process, or uses catalysis as the main tool for interconversion, please submit to the Catalysis and Biocatalysis Program.  If the proposal focuses on biological and genetic aspects, consider the Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering Program.  If the Proposal focuses on the reaction engineering aspects of the interconversion, submit to the Process and Reaction Engineering Program.  If the emphasis is on the renewable energy system as a whole, or the sustainable aspects of renewable energy, submit to the Energy for Sustainability Program.  Keep in mind that the involved program Directors will review the submissions and may transfer your proposal to give it the best review situation.

Projects are coordinated and may be jointly funded with other CBET and NSF divisional programs.  Proposals developing technology involving catalysis + separation or catalysis + reaction engineering or catalysis + renewable energy systems may be submitted to Catalysis and Biocatalysis requesting that joint funding be explored.  The Program has high interest in industry/university collaborations as outlined in the GOALI program.  EAGER proposals are recognized as useful vehicles to ultimately develop full proposals.  Support of undergraduates, workshops and travel are opportunities to further research goals.  CAREER proposals are enthusiastically received.  All of these activities have specific rules pertaining, and should be discussed with the Program Director prior to submission.

The duration of unsolicited awards is generally one to three years.  The typical annual award size for the program is $100,000.  Proposals requesting a substantially higher amount than this, without prior consultation with the Program Director, may be returned without review.  Small equipment proposals of less than $100,000 will also be considered and may be submitted during the annual submission window. 

Innovative proposals outside of these specific interest areas can be considered.  However, prior to submission, it is recommended that the PI contact the Program Director to avoid the possibility of the proposal being returned without review.

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INFORMATION COMMON TO MOST CBET PROGRAMS

Proposals should address the novelty and/or potentially transformative nature http://www.nsf.gov/about/transformative_research/faq.jsp of the concept being proposed, compared to previous work in the field.  Also, it is important to address why the proposed work is important in terms of engineering science, as well as to also project the potential impact on society and /or industry of success in the research.  The novelty or potentially transformative nature of the research should be included, as a minimum, in the Project Summary of each proposal.

Proposals submitted to this program are subject to the scope of the program's description and the availability of funds.  Decisions about particular proposals are often very difficult to make and factors other than reviewer comments and ratings enter into the decision.  Maintaining appropriate balance among subfields, the availability of other funding, the total amount of funds available to the program, and general Foundation policies and priorities are also important decision factors. 

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program proposals are strongly encouraged.  Award duration is five years.  The submission deadline for Engineering CAREER proposals is in July every year.  Please see the following URL for more information:  http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214

Proposals for Conferences, Workshops, and Supplements:  Proposals involving these activities should ideally be submitted during the regular annual proposal window.  PIs are strongly encouraged to discuss their requests with the Program Director.

Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID) and EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) are also considered when appropriate.  Please note that proposals of these types must be discussed with the program director before submission.  Further details are available in the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) download.

Unsolicited proposals received outside of the Announced Proposal Window dates will be returned without review.

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Contacts
George Antos   gantos@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Window: February 1 through March 1, Effective 2007 to 2008

Full Proposal — Window: August 15 through September 15, Effective 2007 to 2008

Full Proposal — Window: August 15 through September 15, Effective 2008 to 2008

Full Proposal — Window: February 1 through March 1, Effective 2009 to 2009

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2008 through March 1, 2008

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2006 through March 1, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: August 15, 2005 through September 15, 2005

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2007 through March 1, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: August 15, 2009 through September 17, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2010 through March 3, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: August 15, 2010 through September 23, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2011 through March 3, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: August 15, 2011 through September 15, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: August 15, 2012 through September 18, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2014 through February 20, 2014

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2015 through February 19, 2015

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



COMBUSTION, FIRE, AND PLASMA SYSTEMS

Description

The Combustion, Fire, and Plasma Systems program supports fundamental research and education relevant to these subjects.  Among the broader societal impacts of the program are cleaner global and local environments, enhanced public safety, improved energy and homeland security, useful new materials, and more efficient manufacturing.

This program is not an applied program, but rather it endeavors to provide basic knowledge that is needed to develop useful combustion and plasma-enhanced combustion applications (such as flame-assisted synthesis) and for mitigating the effects of fire.  Broad-based tools - experimental, diagnostic, and computational - that can be applied to a variety of problems in combustion, fires, and plasma systems are the major products of this program.  Note that the plasma science is generally in support of plasma applications to combustion; atmospheric-science or fusion-energy plasmas are funded elsewhere.

Areas of interest include:

  • Basic Combustion Science:  Laminar and turbulent combustion of gas, liquid, and solid fuels in premixed, non-premixed, partially premixed, and homogeneous modes over a broad range of temperatures, pressures and length scales. Development of models and diagnostic tools
  • Combustion Science related to Climate-change:  Such as: (i) increasing efficiency and reducing pollutants, (ii) production and use of renewable fuels, (iii) oxy-fuel combustion for carbon sequestration, (iv) chemical looping combustion, etc.
  • Fire Prevention:  Improved scientific understanding of building and forest fires to prevent their spread, inhibit their growth, and cause their suppression
  • Plasma Systems:  Plasma science relevant to combustion.

Some desired outcomes:

  • Science & technology for clean and efficient generation of power both stationary and mobile
  • Combustion science and technology for energy efficient manufacturing
  • Research that enables efficient production and utilization of renewable "green" fuels
  • Research that enables clean global and local environments (reduction in combustion generated pollutants - GHGs, NOx, Soot, etc.)
  • Enhanced public safety and homeland security through research on fire growth, inhibition and suppression
  • Educate and train an innovative workforce for power, transportation, and manufacturing industries

The duration of unsolicited awards is generally one to three years.  The average annual award size for the program is $100,000.  Proposals requesting a substantially higher amount than this, without prior consultation with the Program Director, may be returned without review.  Small equipment proposals of less than $100,000 will also be considered and may be submitted during these windows.  Any proposal received outside the announced dates will be returned without review.

Innovative proposals outside of these specific interest areas can be considered.  However, prior to submission, it is recommended that the PI contact the Program Director to avoid the possibility of the proposal being returned without review.

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INFORMATION COMMON TO MOST CBET PROGRAMS

Proposals should address the novelty and/or potentially transformative nature http://www.nsf.gov/about/transformative_research/faq.jsp  of the concept being proposed, compared to previous work in the field.  Also, it is important to address why the proposed work is important in terms of engineering science, as well as to also project the potential impact on society and /or industry of success in the research.  The novelty or potentially transformative nature of the research should be included, as a minimum, in the Project Summary of each proposal.

Proposals submitted to this program are subject to the scope of the program's description and the availability of funds.  Decisions about particular proposals are often very difficult to make and factors other than reviewer comments and ratings enter into the decision.  Comments by a reviewer must sometimes be considered in the context of other reviews by the same person. The Program Director often has additional information not available to reviewers (such as project reports). Maintaining appropriate balance among subfields, the availability of other funding, the total amount of funds available to the program, and general Foundation policies and priorities are also important decision factors. 

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program proposals are strongly encouraged.  Award duration is five years.  The submission deadline for Engineering CAREER proposals is in July every year. Please see the following URL for more information:  http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214

Proposals for Conferences, Workshops, and Supplements:  Proposals involving these activities should ideally be submitted during the regular annual proposal window.  PIs are strongly encouraged to discuss their requests with the Program Director before submission of the proposal.

Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID) and EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) are also considered when appropriate.  Please note that proposals of these types must be discussed with the Program Director before submission.  Further details are available in the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) download.

Unsolicited proposals received outside of the Announced Proposal Window dates will be returned without review.

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Contacts
Ruey-Hung Chen   ruchen@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Window: February 1 through March 1, Effective 2008 to 2008

Full Proposal — Window: August 15 through September 15, Effective 2008 to 2008

Full Proposal — Window: February 1 through March 1, Effective 2009 to 2009

Full Proposal — Window: February 1 through March 1, Effective 2007 to 2008

Full Proposal — Window: August 15 through September 15, Effective 2007 to 2008

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2006 through March 1, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: August 15, 2005 through September 15, 2005

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2007 through March 1, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: August 15, 2009 through September 17, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2010 through March 3, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: August 15, 2010 through September 23, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2011 through March 3, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2012 through February 17, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2013 through February 19, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: September 27, 2013 through October 29, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: August 15, 2014 through September 17, 2014

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



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DECISION, RISK AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

Description

The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research, and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design. The program also supports small grants that are time-critical (Rapid Response Research - RAPID)and small grants that are high-risk and of a potentially transformative nature (EArly-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research - EAGER). For detailed information concerning these two types of grants, please review Chapter II.D of the NSF Grant Proposal Guide.

Funded research must be grounded in theory and generalizable.  Purely algorithmic management science proposals should be submitted to the Operations Research Program rather than to DRMS.

For additional funding opportunities, we invite you to also look at the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA) web site.

For program specific guidelines on the Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in DRMS, please visit: Doctoral Preparation Checklist.

Contacts
Robert O'Connor-Program Director   roconnor@nsf.gov
Donald Hantula-Program Director   dhantula@nsf.gov
Robbie Brown-Pgm Specialist   rbrown@nsf.gov
Judith Simmons-Pgm Specialist   jsimmons@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)
Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, Effective 2008 to 2022
Further Info: August 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, Effective 2009 to 2022
Further Info: January 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2014
Further Info: August 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2015
Further Info: August 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2016
Further Info: August 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2017
Further Info: August 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2018
Further Info: August 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2019
Further Info: August 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2020
Further Info: August 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2021
Further Info: August 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2022
Further Info: August 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2009
Further Info: August 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2010
Further Info: August 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2011
Further Info: August 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2012
Further Info: August 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2013
Further Info: August 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2010
Further Info: January 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2011
Further Info: January 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2012
Further Info: January 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2013
Further Info: January 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2014
Further Info: January 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2015
Further Info: January 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2016
Further Info: January 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2017
Further Info: January 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2018
Further Info: January 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2019
Further Info: January 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2020
Further Info: January 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2021
Further Info: January 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2022
Further Info: January 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 15, 2004

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2004

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2005

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2005

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2006

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2006

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2007

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2007

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2008

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



E

ECONOMICS

Description

The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.

The Economics program welcomes proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, conferences, workshops, symposia, experimental research, data collection and dissemination, computer equipment and other instrumentation, and research experience for undergraduates. The program places a high priority on interdisciplinary research. Investigators are encouraged to submit proposals of joint interest to the Economics Program and other NSF programs and NSF initiative areas. The program places a high priority on broadening participation and encourages proposals from junior faculty, women, other underrepresented minorities, Research Undergraduate Institutions, and EPSCoR states.

The program also funds conferences and interdisciplinary research that strengthens links among economics and the other social and behavioral sciences as well as mathematics and statistics.

For additional funding opportunities, we invite you to also look at the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities web site.

For program specific guidelines on the Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in Economics, please visit: Doctoral Preparation Checklist.

Contacts
Nancy Lutz-Program Director   nlutz@nsf.gov
Georgia Kosmopoulou-Pgm Director   gkosmopo@nsf.gov
Sudipta Sarangi-Program Director   sarangi@nsf.gov
Robbie Brown-Pgm Specialist   rbrown@nsf.gov
Judith Simmons-Pgm Specialist   jsimmons@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)
Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, Effective 2011 to 2024

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, Effective 2010 to 2024

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2012

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2013

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2014

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2015

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2016

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2017

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2018

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2019

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2020

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2021

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2022

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2023

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2024

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2011

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2012

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2013

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2014

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2015

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2016

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2017

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2018

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2019

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2020

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2021

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2022

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2023

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2024

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2005
Further Info: January 18, yearly

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2005
Further Info: August 18, yearly

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2007
Further Info: January 18, yearly

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2008
Further Info: January 18, yearly

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2007
Further Info: August 18, yearly

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2008
Further Info: August 18, yearly

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2009
Further Info: August 18, yearly

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2009
Further Info: January 18, yearly

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2010
Further Info: January 18, yearly

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2005

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 18, 2006
Further Info: January 18, yearly

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 18, 2006
Further Info: August 18, yearly

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



ELECTRONIC AND PHOTONIC MATERIALS

Description

The goal of this program is to advance the field of electronics and photonics through basic, potentially transformative materials science research. The scope of the program encompasses the discovery and understanding of materials and material combinations with potential for major technological advantages. Program focus is on identification and understanding of fundamental atomic and molecular level mechanisms and phenomena associated with synthesis and processing of electronic and photonic materials. High risk, high payoff research is encouraged. For example, novel materials are sought that may offer new paradigms in critical computing and communications components, or enable low cost, highly efficient, and stable photovoltaics, solid state lighting, and displays. Research topics include, but are not limited to, nucleation and growth of thin films and nanostructures; self-assembly; nanostructure definition and etching processes; interface bonding and structure; crystal and interface defects; doping; bulk crystal growth; and interrelationships between synthesis/processing, structure, and properties.

 

Contacts
Z. Charles Ying   cying@nsf.gov
Haiyan Wang   hawang@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Materials Research (DMR)
Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Window: Shutdown Extension
Further Info: Shutdown Extension

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, Effective 2002 to 2004

Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 31, Effective 2009 to 2014

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, 2003

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, 2004

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2013 through October 31, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2010 through October 31, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2011 through October 31, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2012 through October 31, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: October 3, 2005 through November 4, 2005

Full Proposal — Window: September 18, 2006 through November 3, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: September 17, 2007 through November 2, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: September 15, 2008 through November 7, 2008

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



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GEOMECHANICS & GEOMATERIALS

Description

The GEOMM program supports fundamental research on the mechanical and engineering properties of geologic materials including natural, mechanically stabilized, and biologically or chemically modified soil and rock.  The program also addresses hydraulic, biological, chemical and thermal processes that affect the behavior of geologic materials.  Research at the micro-scale on soil-structure interaction and liquefaction are included in the scope of this program.  Support is provided for theoretical studies, constitutive and numerical modeling, laboratory, centrifuge, and field testing.  Cross-disciplinary and international collaborations are encouraged.

Contacts
Richard Fragaszy   rfragasz@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Window: January 15 through February 15, Effective 2007 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 15 through February 15, Effective 2008 to 2012

Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 1, Effective 2008 to 2012

Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 1, Effective 2010 to 2015

Full Proposal — Window: January 15 through February 15, Effective 2012 to 2015

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2015 through October 1, 2015

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2008 through February 15, 2008

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2009 through February 15, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2010 through February 15, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2011 through February 15, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2009 through October 1, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2010 through October 1, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2011 through October 1, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2006 through March 1, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2006 through October 1, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2007 through February 15, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2007 through October 1, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2012 through October 1, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2013 through October 1, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2014 through October 1, 2014

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2013 through February 15, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2014 through February 18, 2014

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2015 through February 17, 2015

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

Description

The GTE program supports fundamental research on geotechnical engineering aspects of civil infrastructure, such as site characterization, foundations, earth retaining systems, underground construction, excavations, tunneling, and drilling.  Also included in the program scope is research on geoenvironmental engineering; geotechnical engineering aspects of geothermal energy; life-cycle analysis of geostructures; geotechnical earthquake engineering that does not involve the use of George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) facilities; scour and erosion; and geohazards such as tsunamis, landslides, mudslides and debris flows.  The program does not support research related to natural resource exploration or recovery.  Emphasis is on issues of sustainability and resilience of civil infrastructure.  Cross-disciplinary and international collaborations are encouraged.

Contacts
Richard Fragaszy   rfragasz@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Window: January 15 through February 15, Effective 2007 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 1, Effective 2008 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 15 through February 15, Effective 2010 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 15 through February 15, Effective 2010 to 2015

Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 1, Effective 2011 to 2025

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2006 through March 1, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2006 through October 1, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2007 through February 15, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2007 through October 1, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2008 through February 15, 2008

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2009 through February 15, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2010 through February 15, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2009 through October 1, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2010 through October 1, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2016 through October 1, 2016

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2017 through October 1, 2017

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2018 through October 1, 2018

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2020 through October 1, 2020

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2021 through October 1, 2021

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2022 through October 1, 2022

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2023 through October 1, 2023

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2024 through October 1, 2024

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2025 through October 1, 2025

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2011 through February 15, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2012 through February 15, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2013 through February 15, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2014 through February 15, 2014

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2015 through February 15, 2015

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2012 through October 1, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2013 through October 1, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2014 through October 1, 2014

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2015 through October 1, 2015

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



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LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

Description

The Law and Social Science Program at the National Science Foundation supports social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules, institutions, processes, and behaviors. These can include, but are not limited to, research designed to enhance the scientific understanding of the impact of law; human behavior and interactions as these relate to law; the dynamics of legal decision making; and the nature, sources, and consequences of variations and changes in legal institutions. The primary consideration is that the research shows promise of advancing a scientific understanding of law and legal process. Within this framework, the Program has an "open window" for diverse theoretical perspectives, methods and contexts for study. For example, research on social control, crime causation, violence, victimization, legal and social change, patterns of discretion, procedural justice, compliance and deterrence, and regulatory enforcement are among the many areas that have recently received program support. In addition to standard proposals, planning grant proposals, travel support requests to lay the foundation for research, and proposals for improving doctoral dissertation research are welcome.

The Law and Social Science Program continues to solicit proposals that take account of the growing interdependence and interconnections of the world. Thus proposals are welcome that advance fundamental knowledge about legal interactions, processes, relations, and diffusions that extend beyond any single nation as well as about how local and national legal institutions, systems, and cultures affect or are affected by transnational or international phenomena. Thus, proposals may locate the research within a single nation or between or across legal systems or regimes.

The review process for the Law and Social Science Program is approximately six months. It includes appraisal of proposals by ad hoc reviewers selected for their expertise from throughout the social scientific community and by an advisory panel that meets twice a year. The target dates for the submission of proposals are January 15 for proposals to be funded as early as July and August 15 for proposals to be funded in or after January.

Besides information on the Law and Social Science Program, please also visit the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities web site. For program specific guidelines on the Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants for the Law and Social Science Program, please visit the Doctoral Preparation Checklist.

Contacts
Christian Meissner-Program Director   cmeissne@nsf.gov
Susan Sterett-Program Director   ssterett@nsf.gov
Allison Smith-Program Specialist   asmith@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)
Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Target Date: January 15, Effective 2007 to 2020

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, Effective 2007 to 2020
Further Info: Full Proposals

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 15, 2015

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 15, 2016

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 15, 2017

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 15, 2018

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 15, 2019

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 15, 2020

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 15, 2008

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 15, 2009

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 15, 2010

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 15, 2011

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 15, 2012

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 15, 2013

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 15, 2014

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2008
Further Info: Full Proposals

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2009
Further Info: Full Proposals

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2010
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Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2011
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Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2012
Further Info: Full Proposals

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2013
Further Info: Full Proposals

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2014
Further Info: Full Proposals

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2015
Further Info: Full Proposals

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2016
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Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2017
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Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2018
Further Info: Full Proposals

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2019
Further Info: Full Proposals

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2020
Further Info: Full Proposals

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 15, 2005

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2004

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 15, 2006

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2005

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2005

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2006

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MANUFACTURING MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT

Description

The MME program supports fundamental research leading to improved manufacturing machines and equipment, and their application in manufacturing processes.  Key goals of the program are to advance the transition of manufacturing from skill-based to knowledge-based activities, and to advance technologies that will enable the manufacturing sector to reduce its environmental impacts.  A focus is on the advancement of manufacturing machines and related systems engineering that will enable energy manufacturing, namely the manufacture of facilities and equipment that will enable the conversion of renewable resources into energy products such as electricity and liquid fuels, on a large scale.  The program also supports research on laser processing, joining processes and additive manufacturing machines and processes encompassing feature scales from microns to meters (nanometer scale additive manufacturing is supported under the Nanomanufacturing program).

Investigators wishing to serve on a proposal review panel should email the Program Director with a short biographical sketch, a list of areas of expertise and a link to their home page. REU/RET supplement requests should be submitted by March 31 each year.

Contacts
Zhijian Pei   zpei@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 1, Effective 2011 to 2025

Full Proposal — Window: January 15 through February 15, Effective 2007 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 1, Effective 2007 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 15 through February 15, Effective 2010 to 2015

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2011 through February 15, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2012 through February 15, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2013 through February 15, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2014 through February 15, 2014

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2015 through February 15, 2015

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2021 through October 1, 2021

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2022 through October 1, 2022

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2023 through October 1, 2023

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2024 through October 1, 2024

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2025 through October 1, 2025

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2012 through October 1, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2013 through October 1, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2014 through October 1, 2014

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2015 through October 1, 2015

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2016 through October 1, 2016

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2017 through October 1, 2017

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2018 through October 1, 2018

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2020 through October 1, 2020

Full Proposal — Window: January 1, 2006 through February 1, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2006 through October 1, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2007 through February 15, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2008 through February 15, 2008

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2009 through February 15, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2010 through February 15, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2008 through October 1, 2008

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2009 through October 1, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2010 through October 1, 2010

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MATERIALS PROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING

Description

The MPM program supports fundamental, hypothesis-driven research on the interrelationship of materials processing, structure, properties, performance and process control. Analytical, experimental, and numerical studies are supported, including novel processing methods for any materials system (metals, polymers, ceramics, hybrids, composites, etc.). Proposed research should include the consideration of cost, performance, and feasibility of scale-up, as appropriate. Research that address multi-scale and/or multi-functional materials systems is encouraged as is research in support of environmentally-benign manufacturing. Collaborative proposals with industry (GOALI) are encouraged. Research on micro-scale (and larger) processes is funded by the MPM program; research on processing at the submicron or nano scale is funded by the Nanomanufacturing (NM) program. Research on solid freeform fabrication processes is funded by the Manufacturing Machines and Equipment (MME) program, as are material removal process proposals such as cutting or grinding. Proposals that focus on research leading to new paradigms of material systems design should consider the Design of Engineering Material Systems (DEMS) program. Proposals that primarily focus on fundamental material composition-structure-property studies, where neither processing nor manufacturing plays a significant role in the proposed work, should be submitted to the Materials and Surface Engineering (MSE) program or to the appropriate program in the DMR division.

Investigators wishing to serve on a proposal review panel should email the Program Director with a short biographical sketch, a list of areas of expertise and/or a link to their home page. REU/RET supplement requests should be submitted by March 31 each year.

 

Contacts
Mary Toney   mtoney@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Window: 

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Full Proposal — Window: January 15 through February 15, Effective 2008 to 2012

Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 1, Effective 2008 to 2012

Full Proposal — Window: January 15 through February 15, Effective 2012 to 2020

Full Proposal — Window: January 1, 2006 through February 1, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2006 through October 1, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2007 through February 15, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2009 through February 15, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2010 through February 15, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2011 through February 15, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2012 through February 15, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2009 through October 1, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2010 through October 1, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2011 through October 1, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2012 through October 1, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2013 through February 15, 2013

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METALS AND METALLIC NANOSTRUCTURES

Description

The Metals and Metallic Nanostructures (MMN) Program supports fundamental research and education on the relationships between processing, structure and properties of metals and their alloys. The program focuses on experimental research while strongly encouraging the synergistic use of theory and computational materials science. Structure spanning atomic, nanometer, micrometer and larger length scales controls properties and connects these with processing.   The program emphasizes the role of structure across all these length scales, including structural imperfections such as vacancies, solutes, dislocations, boundaries and interfaces. Research should advance fundamental materials science that will enable the design and synthesis of metallic materials to optimize superior behaviors and enable the prediction of properties and performance. The program aims to advance the materials science of metals and alloys through transformative research on a diverse array of topics, including, but not limited to, phase transformations; equilibrium, non-equilibrium and far-from equilibrium structures; thermodynamics; kinetics; diffusion; interfaces; oxidation; performance in extreme environments; recyclability; magnetic behavior; thermal transport; plastic flow; and similar phenomena. Yield strength, flow stress, creep, fatigue and fracture are structural-materials examples. Magnetic energy density, shape-memory strain and thermoelectric efficiency are examples for functional materials.  Broader impacts are expected in education and other areas, such as workforce development, sustainability, environmental impact or critical infrastructure needs.  High-quality proposals that integrate research, education, and other broader impacts are invited.

Contacts
William Daniels   wdaniels@nsf.gov
Diana Farkas   dfarkas@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Materials Research (DMR)
Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Window: Shutdown Extension
Further Info: Shutdown Extension

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, Effective 2002 to 2004

Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 31, Effective 2009 to 2014

Full Proposal — Window: September 15, 2008 through November 7, 2008

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, 2003

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, 2004

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2010 through October 31, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2011 through October 31, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2012 through October 31, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2013 through October 31, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014

Full Proposal — Window: October 3, 2005 through November 4, 2005

Full Proposal — Window: September 18, 2006 through November 3, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: September 17, 2007 through November 2, 2007

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POLYMERS

Description

The DMR Polymers Program supports fundamental research and education on polymeric materials and polymer science. The program portfolio is mainly experimental and highly diverse with components of materials science, chemistry, physics, and other related disciplines. While interdisciplinarity is stressed, central goals include advancing the foundations of polymer science through innovative research and education and pushing back the wide horizon of the field. Polymers are studied from the molecular level through the nano-to-macro continuum using fundamental materials-focused scientific approaches. Such approaches are experimental but may also closely integrate theoretical, computational, or cyber aspects. Broad areas addressed include synthesis, molecular and self-assembly, characterization, phase behavior, structure, morphology, and properties. Particular focus is on transformative approaches to innovative materials with superior properties, on advancing polymer fundamentals and optimizing structure-property relationships, as well as on basic research addressing major societal challenges. High-quality proposals that integrate research, education, and other broader impacts are invited.

Contacts
Andrew Lovinger   alovinge@nsf.gov
William Daniels   wdaniels@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Materials Research (DMR)
Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Window: Shutdown Extension
Further Info: Shutdown Extension

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, Effective 2002 to 2004

Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 31, Effective 2009 to 2014

Full Proposal — Window: October 3, 2005 through November 4, 2005

Full Proposal — Window: September 18, 2006 through November 3, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: September 17, 2007 through November 2, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: September 15, 2008 through November 7, 2008

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, 2003

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, 2004

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2010 through October 31, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2011 through October 31, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2012 through October 31, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2013 through October 31, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014

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STRUCTURAL MATERIALS AND MECHANICS

Description

The SMM program supports fundamental research on the behavior of civil infrastructure materials and the mechanics of structural components in the built environment.  Of particular interest is research on structural components consisting of natural and synthetic materials, their response to mechanical, hydrothermal, and time-dependent loads, and their impact on life-cycle performance and sustainable development of the civil infrastructure.

 

Contacts
Grace Hsuan   yhsuan@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 1, Effective 2008 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 15 through February 15, Effective 2007 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 1, Effective 2011 to 2025

Full Proposal — Window: January 15 through February 15, Effective 2010 to 2015

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2006 through March 1, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2006 through October 1, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2007 through February 15, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2007 through October 1, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2009 through October 1, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2010 through October 1, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2008 through February 15, 2008

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2009 through February 15, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2010 through February 15, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2012 through October 1, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2011 through February 15, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2012 through February 15, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2013 through February 15, 2013

Announcement(s)

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