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Dear Colleague Letters

May 30, 2019

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

  • Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF CAEREER Awardees (NSF 19-062)

This letter invites current CAREER awardees to apply for research visits to any identified, appropriate European research group. ERCEA has provided a list of ERC-funded principal investigators (PIs) and research teams interested in hosting NSF CAREER awardees. CAREER awardees should request this list via email from, and then communicate directly with ERC PIs to ascertain areas of mutual interest and research goals for a visit. CAREER awardees then must discuss plans for their visits with the NSF Program Officer managing their CAREER awards prior to submitting a supplemental funding request. For additional information, please consult the DCL for instructions on how to apply and other relevant policies and requirements. 


Requests must be received at NSF at least 3 months prior to the proposed visit, but no later than June 21, 2019, for consideration using Fiscal Year 2019 funds.


  • 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) - EXPIRED

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 July 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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