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Nanoscale Science and Engineering  (NSE) Crosscutting Programs NSF Wide Programs

Name Dir/Div Name Dir/Div
Gerald  B. Selzer Sankar  Basu CISE/CCF
Joyce  B. Evans Duncan  E. McBride
Rajinder  Khosla Ken  P. Chong
Geoffrey  A. Prentice ENG/CBET Leon  Esterowitz
Enriqueta  C. Barrera Barbara  Ransom GEO/RISE
Charles  D. Pibel C.  D. Caldwell MPS/OAD
LaVerne  D. Hess Maija  M. Kukla OD/OISE
Hans  Kaper Larry  H. Weber
Cassandra  M. Dudka    


Solicitation  04-43

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A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.




The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a program on collaborative research and education in the area of nanoscale science and engineering.  The goal of this program is to support fundamental research and catalyze synergistic science and engineering research and education in emerging areas of nanoscale science and technology, including: biosystems at the nanoscale; nanoscale structures, novel phenomena, and quantum control; nanoscale devices and system architecture; nanoscale processes in the environment; multi-scale, multi-phenomena theory, modeling and simulation at the nanoscale; manufacturing processes at the nanoscale; and studies on the societal and educational implications of scientific and technological advances on the nanoscale.  This solicitation will provide support for Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT), Nanoscale Exploratory Research (NER), and Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers (NSEC).

A related program solicitation will focus on Nanotechnology Science and Engineering Education (NSEE) for FY 2005 which will provide support for four components: Centers for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NCLT), Informal Science Education in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NISE), Instructional Materials Development in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NIMD), and Nanotechnology in Undergraduate Education (NUE). Other research and education projects in nanoscale science and engineering will continue to be supported in the relevant Programs and Divisions.

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program