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NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows  (SEES Fellows)  Crosscutting Programs

This program has been archived.
Important Announcement

The SEES Fellows program has been discontinued. Proposals will not be accepted in 2014 and beyond. Potential candidates are invited to explore other NSF opportunities, including postdoctoral fellowships described here:

For each of the programs listed on the above page, please follow instructions in that particular solicitation, and send your inquiries to the cognizant program officers.

Current SEES Fellows (who have been awarded in previous years) should review the information in the SEES Fellows Award Management Guidelines and communicate with their cognizant program officers for any issues related to their grants.


See program guidelines for contact information.


Solicitation  13-595

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.




Through the SEES Fellows Program, NSF seeks to advance science, engineering, and education to inform the societal actions needed for environmental and economic sustainability and human well-being while creating the necessary workforce to address these challenges.  The Program's emphasis is to facilitate investigations that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and address issues of sustainability through a systems approach, building bridges between academic inquiry, economic growth, and societal needs.  The Fellow's proposed investigation must be interdisciplinary and allow him/her to obtain research experiences beyond his/her current core disciplinary expertise.  Fellows are required to develop a research partnership(s) that will advance and broaden the impact/scope of the proposed research, and present a plan for their own professional development in the area of sustainability science and engineering.  Proposals with a primary focus on topics covered by the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) are considered "out of scope" for this revised solicitation; however, proposals may include such topics as a secondary (or tertiary) focus.

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program