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Division of Chemistry

David A. Rockcliffe
drockcli@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7123
Room 1055 S

Carl Carrano
ccarrano@nsf.gov, (703) 292-4336
Room 1055 S

Administrative Program Support: Marla Stewart, mastewar@nsf.gov or
(703) 292-8735

Apply to PD 09-6883 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard Grant Proposal Guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: NSF Grants.gov Application Guide; A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines apply (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Full Proposal Window:  October 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016

October 1 - October 31, Annually Thereafter

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: for a proposal with significant emphasis on understanding of the role of the chemistry of nitrogen, phosphorous, and water in the nexus of food, energy and water systems, consider making proposal submissions to this program with the Proposal Title as 'INFEWS: N/P/H20: Name of  Your Proposal.' For more information, see the FY 2015 DCL on Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) Funding Opportunity on Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Water (http:www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jps?ods_key=nsf15108), a new NSF Emphasis Area." 

"Note:  For proposals with significant emphasis on sustainable chemistry, consider making proposal submissions to this program with the Proposal Title as:  ‘SusChEM: Name of Your Proposal'.  For more information, see the DCL on SusChEM (http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13013/nsf13013.pdf), a new NSF Emphasis Area."   

The Chemistry of Life Processes (CLP) Program supports investigations at the interface of Chemistry and Biology in which the primary knowledge contributions and innovations are in the chemistry aspects of the project; for example, in the study of molecular structure and reaction mechanism of biologically important systems.  The research supported by CLP addresses the fundamental chemistry involved in the function of biomolecules and that of molecules used in probing biological systems. Projects typically employ experimental and/or theoretical approaches to study the chemistry of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates or lipids.  The scope of the research and the methods used to conduct the research are intrinsically interdisciplinary.

Proposals that predominantly address biological problems are more appropriate for the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) at NSF.  Proposals that address biomedical problems are more appropriate for the National Institutes of Health or other health-directed funding agencies.

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