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Centers for Chemical Innovation  (CCI)


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Susan  Atlas satlas@nsf.gov (703) 292-4336   
Robert  Cave rjcave@nsf.gov (703) 292-2394   
Katharine  J. Covert kcovert@nsf.gov (703) 292-4950   
Lin  He lhe@nsf.gov (703) 292-4956   

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  17-564

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date

    October 11, 2017

        for Phase II renewals

    March 6, 2018

        Phase I Full Proposals, by invitation only

Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date

    September 12, 2017

        Phase I Preliminary Proposals

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 2018 Phase I CCI competition is open to projects in all fields supported by the Division of Chemistry, and must have focus and the potential for transformative impact in chemistry. NSF Chemistry particularly encourages projects in Data-Driven Discovery Science in Chemistry (D3SC)

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 2018 will seek Phase II funding in FY 2021. This solicitation also covers the renewal application of the Phase II CCI initiated in FY 2013: CAICE, led by the University of California San Diego. 

 

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Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships

RELATED URLS
Draft CCI Phase II Solicitation - Programmatic Terms and Conditions

Draft CCI Phase II Solicitation - Additional Reporting Template

External (non-NSF) website regarding CCIs

THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF Opportunities that Highlight International Collaboration

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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