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Dear Colleague Letters

April 16, 2019

Chemistry's Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) Funding Opportunities:


  • Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Convergence Accelerator Pilot (NSF C-Accel, NSF 19-050)

The NSF C-Accel Pilot consists of three tracks, with each track aligned with one of NSF’s 10 Big Ideas, namely Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) (track A1) and the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF) (tracks B1 and B2). The NSF C-Accel Pilot's tracks focus on use-inspired research with relatively short timeframes for deliverables and are intended to leverage partnerships. The tracks build upon existing convergence research with the intention of accelerating discovery and innovation, leading to deliverable research products.

Phase 1: Research Concept Outline Submission

Proposers are invited to respond to this DCL through the submission of a two-page Research Concept Outline (RCO) as a PDF file. The PDF file should be submitted, with a target date of April 15, 2019, as an email attachment to In order to be considered for an invitation for a full proposal, an RCO is required. RCOs must comply with standard proposal margin and spacing requirements (see PAPPG, Chapter II.B.2).


  • Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting the Re-Entry of Women and Women Veterans in the STEM Workforce through NSF INCLUDES (NSF 19-038)

Supplemental funding requests must be received by 5 p.m. submitter's local time:

April 15, 2019


  • Dear Colleague Letter: Division of Chemistry (CHE), International Supplements 2019 (NSF 19-037)

Supplemental funding requests must be received by 5 p.m. submitter's local time: 

May 01, 2019


  • Dear Colleague Letter: Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity (NSF 18-102)

Supplemental funding requests may be submitted at any time but no later than:

May 01, 2019 (for available FY 2019 funds)

May 01, 2020 (for available FY 2020 funds)


Chemistry Employment Opportunities:

The Division Director leads a team of program staff in managing a broad portfolio of investments in research and education in Chemistry. The incumbent has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of Divisional resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. This includes directing the activities of the Division, assessing the needs and trends in research and education related to the Division's programs, implementing overall strategic planning, and policy setting. The application closing date is June 11, 2019.


  • Dear Colleague Letter: Division of Chemistry (CHE), Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), Employment Opportunity for Program Director Positions (CHE 19-001)

We are seeking applicants for Program Director positions in all CHE Programs, especially individuals with broad knowledge in fundamental chemistry research and in an area in alignment with one of the NSF Big Ideas, such as Quantum Leap, Harnessing the Data Revolution, Understanding the Rules of Life, or Midscale Research Infrastructure.

Deadline Date: OPEN until Filled

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2019, its budget is $8.1 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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