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Division of Chemistry

Susan Atlas, (703) 292-4336

Robert Cave, (703) 292-2394

Katharine J. Covert, (703) 292-4950

Lin He, (703) 292-4956

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.

Full Proposal Deadline Date

    Wed Oct 11 00:00:00 EDT 2017

        for Phase II renewals

    Tue Mar 06 00:00:00 EST 2018

        Phase I Full Proposals, by invitation only

Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date

    Tue Sep 12 00:00:00 EDT 2017

        Phase I Preliminary Proposals

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. 


Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships

Draft CCI Phase II Solicitation - Programmatic Terms and Conditions
Draft CCI Phase II Solicitation - Additional Reporting Template
External (non-NSF) website regarding CCIs

Chemistry Centers
Integrative Chemistry Activities (ICA)
Opportunities that Highlight International Collaboration

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



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