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Directorate for Engineering
Crosscutting Programs and Activities

NSF-Wide Activities

In addition to the programs and activities mentioned in this section, the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) takes an active role in the following NSF-wide programs and activities: Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Biocomplexity in the Environment, Information Technology Research, Mathematical Sciences, and Human and Social Dynamics priority areas. Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT), Graduate Fellowships (e.g., Graduate Research Fellowships, GK-12 Teaching Fellowships), Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI), Major Research Instrumentation (MRI), undergraduate activities, the ADVANCE program to increase the participation of women in the scientific and engineering workforce, minority programs, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR), and programs for persons with disabilities.

Engineering-Wide Activities

The ENG Directorate also has programs that are available across all of its divisions. The Materials Use: Science, Engineering, and Society (MUSES) component of Biocomplexity in the Environment is an important ENG-wide activity. Another emphasis is in Sensing and Sensor Technology. For information about ENG’s education programs, see the Division of Engineering Education and Centers (EEC) section of this Guide; or visit the EEC home page,

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