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Division of Chemistry


Centers for Chemical Innovation  (CCI)


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Katharine  J. Covert kcovert@nsf.gov (703) 292-4950  E 9332  
Lin  He lhe@nsf.gov (703) 292-4956  E 9329  


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  18-555

Important Information for Proposers

ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 18-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 18-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date

    October 10, 2018

        CSP Phase II Renewal Proposal

    February 20, 2019

        Phase I Full Proposals, by invitation only


SYNOPSIS

The Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. CCIs that address these challenges will produce transformative research, lead to innovation, and attract broad scientific and public interest. CCIs are agile structures that can respond rapidly to emerging opportunities through enhanced collaborations. CCIs integrate research, innovation, education, broadening participation, and informal science communication.

The FY 2019 Phase I CCI competition is open to projects in all fields supported by the Division of Chemistry, and must have scientific focus and the potential for transformative impact in chemistry. NSF Chemistry particularly encourages fundamental chemistry projects related to one or more of NSF's 10 Big Ideas.

The CCI Program is a two-phase program. Both phases are described in this solicitation. Phase I CCIs receive significant resources to develop the science, management and broader impacts of a major research center before requesting Phase II funding. Satisfactory progress in Phase I is required for Phase II applications; Phase I proposals funded in FY 2019 will seek Phase II funding in FY 2022. This solicitation also covers the renewal application of the Phase II CCI initiated in FY 2014: the Center for Sustainable Polymers, led by the University of Minnesota. 

 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

More information and CHE funding opportunities are frequently added. Please check the CHE website for the most current information.

NSF's Ten Big Ideas: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/index.jsp

The Quantum Leap: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/quantum.jsp
     CHE Dear Colleague Letter: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18051/nsf18051.jsp?org=NSF
     Interdisciplinary funding opportunity: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18035/nsf18035.jsp

Understanding the Rules of Life:  https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/life.jsp
     (more information to be added as it is available)

Harnessing the Data Revolution: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/harnessing.jsp
     Data-Driven Discovery Science in Chemistry: https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf17112
     Partnerships between Science and Engineering Fields and the NSF TRIPODS Institutes: https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=505527&ods_key=nsf18542

Convergence Research: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/convergent.jsp

CHE Guidance on Data Management Plans: http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/dmpdocs/che.pdf

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