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Division of Chemistry

David A. Rockcliffe
drockcli@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7123
Room 1055.29

Max Funk
mfunk@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7441
Room 1055.21

Susan Atlas
satlas@nsf.gov, (703) 292-4336
Room 1055.23

Administrative Program Support: Eric Pfeiffer, eripfeif@nsf.gov or
(703) 292-2977

Apply to PD 09-6883 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide proposal preparation guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: NSF Grants.gov Application Guide: A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines applies. (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)

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 Window

    Sun Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017 - Tue Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017

    October 1 - October 31, Annually Thereafter

Note that if the last day of a submission window falls on a weekend or official Federal government holiday, the deadline is always the following business day, at 5 pm local time.

The Chemistry of Life Processes (CLP) Program supports fundamental experimental and computational studies of molecules and/or systems at the interface of chemistry and biology. Such studies would promote the fundamental understanding of the molecular underpinnings of life processes.  The proposed research should focus on the chemical aspects of the project. The Program supports studies that investigate how molecular structure, dynamics and interactions, as well as reaction thermodynamics and mechanisms are integrated with the chemistry performed by the biological systems.

Research projects typically employ experimental, theoretical, computational or integrated approaches to investigate biological systems such as, but not limited to, proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates or lipids.  Projects that use or reveal novel chemistries, in advancing the understanding of biological function, are particularly welcome.  Chemical methods development is acceptable when such methods are applied in addressing specific biological questions. 

Submissions that address national needs are encouraged.  These may include, but are not limited to: proposals that address the function of the brain as well as proposals that examine the “rules of life”.  Other topics of interest include:  the development and application of bio-orthogonal chemistry for probing cellular function; the quantitative understanding of thermodynamics as applied to a cellular system; biomolecular design and synthesis aimed at understanding biological function; and the use of theory, computation, modeling and simulation as applied to the chemical aspects of biological systems.

Note: The CLP Program is interested in understanding function rather than malfunction or dysfunction.  Projects that are disease-related, or that have drug discovery/design/development goals are not appropriate for review in the CLP Program. PIs uncertain of the fit of their proposal are encouraged to contact a CLP Program Officer.

 

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