NSF-BSF Participating NSF Programs

Contact emails are listed within the relevant solicitation or program description unless provided in the listings below.

CROSS-CUTTING PROGRAMS

Cross-cutting programs involve the participation of multiple Directorates at NSF, and may involve additional Agencies within the United States Government or other science and engineering  funding agencies around the world.

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) - CRCNS involves the NSF Directorates of BIO, CISE, ENG, MPS, SBE, and OISE

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Program (Small category only in CPS involves the NSF Directorates of CISE and ENG)

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)
(EEID involves the NSF Directorates of BIO, GEO, SBE, and MPS)

Foundational Research in Robotics   
Contact email: Robotics@nsf.gov

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NCS) - NCS involves the NSF Directorates of BIO, CISE, EDU, ENG, and SBE
Contact email: ncs@nsf.gov

Molecular Foundations for Biotechnology (MFB)
Note: Before submitting an application, U.S. PIs should check with the PDs listed in the Solicitation because not all Divisions that participate in the MFB also participate in the NSF-BSF binational program.
Contact email: mfb@nsf.gov

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) Program (Small and Medium category only in SaTC involves the NSF Directorates CISE, ENG, EDU, MPS, and SBE
Contact email: satc@nsf.gov

Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science (SCH) - SCH involves the NSF Directorates of CISE, ENG, MPS, and SBE).
Contact email: SCH_correspondence@nsf.gov

Computational and Data-enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) - CDS&E involves the NSF Directorates of CISE, ENG, GEO and MPS.

Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI-2024/25)
Biocomputing through EnGINeering Organoid Intelligence (BEGIN OI) - Involves the NSF Directorates of BIO, CISE, ENG, MPS and SBE.


DIRECTORATE FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (BIO)

NSF/BIO/DBI:
Division of Biological Infrastructure
Infrastructure Innovation for Biological Research (Innovation)

Contact emails:
DBIBioinformatics@nsf.gov (Bioinformatics)
DBIInstrumentation@nsf.gov (Instrumentation)
DBIInnovationMethods@nsf.gov (Research Methods)

Infrastructure Capacity for Biological Research (Capacity)

Contact email:
DBICyberinfrastructure@nsf.gov (Cyberinfrastructure)

NSF/BIO/DEB:
Division of Environmental Biology
Division of Environmental Biology Solicitation Core Program

Contact email: NSFDEB-BSF@nsf.gov

NSF/BIO/IOS:
Division of Integrative Organismal Biology
Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Program
Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools (EDGE) Program
Organismal Response to Climate Change (ORCC)

Contact email: NSF-IOS-BSF@nsf.gov

NSF/BIO/MCB:
Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Core Programs (MCB)
Cellular Dynamics and Function
Genetic Mechanisms
Molecular Biophysics
Systems and Synthetic Biology

DIRECTORATE FOR COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (CISE)

For all CISE submissions, the proposal should be in the SMALL category (up to $600,000 over 3 years for the NSF-funded portion).

NSF/CISE/CCF:
Division of Computing and Communication Foundations
Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) Core Programs (Small category)

NSF/CISE/CNS:
Division of Computer and Network Systems
Computer and Information Science and Engineering: Core Programs (Small category)

NSF/CISE/IIS:
Division of Information and Intelligent Systems
Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) Core Programs (Small category)

DIRECTORATE FOR ENGINEERING (ENG)

NSF/ENG/CBET:
Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport
Catalysis
Electrochemical Systems
Interfacial Engineering
Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics
Cellular and Biochemical Engineering
Engineering of Biomedical Systems
Biophotonics
Biosensing
Disability & Rehabilitation Engineering (DARE)
Environmental Engineering
Nanoscale Interactions
Environmental Sustainability
Combustion & Fire Systems (CFS)
Fluid Dynamics
Particulate & Multiphase Processes
Thermal Transport Processes (TTP)

NSF/ENG/CMMI:
Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation
Advanced Manufacturing (AM)
Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (BMMB)
Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS)
Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD)
Engineering Design and System Engineering (EDSE)
Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI, PD 19-073Y)
Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (HDBE)
Manufacturing Systems Integration (MSI)
Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MOMS)
Mind, Machine and Motor Nexus (M3X)
Operations Engineering (OE)

NSF/ENG/ECCS:
Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems
Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (EPMD)
Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS)
Energy, Power, Control and Networks (EPCN)

DIRECTORATE FOR GEOSCIENCES (GEO)

NSF/GEO/AGS:
Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
Aeronomy 
Atmospheric Chemistry
Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics (CLD)
Magnetospheric Physics
Paleoclimate
Physical and Dynamic Meteorology (PDM)
Solar Terrestrial

NSF/GEO/EAR:
Division of Earth Sciences Core Programs
Geophysics (PH)
Petrology and Geochemistry (CH)
Tectonics
Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry (GG)
Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics (GLD)
Hydrologic Sciences (HS)
Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (SGP)

NSF/GEO/OCE:
Division of Ocean Sciences
Physical Oceanography
Chemical Oceanography
Biological Oceanography
Marine Geology and Geophysics
Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination (OTIC)

Contact email For all GEO Programs: GEO-BSF@nsf.gov

DIRECTORATE FOR MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES (MPS)

NSF/MPS/AST:
Division of Astronomical Sciences
Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG)

Contact email: Hans Krimm, hkrimm@nsf.gov

NSF/MPS/DMR:
Division of Materials Research
Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP)
- Biomaterials (BMAT)
- Condensed Matter Physics (CMP)
- Electronic and Photonic Materials (EPM)
- Metals and Metallic Nanostructures (MMN)
- Polymers (POL)
- Solid State and Materials Chemistry (SSMC)
- Ceramics (CER)
- Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT)

NSF/MPS/DMS:
Division of Mathematical Sciences Disciplinary Research Programs
Algebra and Number Theory
Analysis
Applied Mathematics
Combinatorics
Computational Mathematics
Foundations
Geometric Analysis
Mathematical Biology
Probability
Statistics
Topology

Contact email: dms-bsf@nsf.gov

NSF/MPS/PHY:
Division of Physics
Division of Physics Investigator-Initiated Research Projects

NSF/MPS/CHE
Division of Chemistry
[Note: Chemistry (CHE) programs will begin accepting NSF-BSF proposals after September 1, 2023.]

Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP) 
Chemical Catalysis (CAT)
Chemical Measurement and Imaging (CMI)
Chemical Structure, Dynamics, and Mechanisms B (CSDM-B)
Chemical Synthesis (SYN)
Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS)
Macromolecular, Supramolecular, and Nanochemistry (MSN)

For Program Contacts, please access NSF 22-605.

Disciplinary Research Programs: No Deadline Pilot (CHE-DRP:NDP)
Chemical Structure, Dynamics, and Mechanisms A (CSDM-A)
Chemical Theory, Models, and Computational Methods (CTMC)
Chemistry of Life Processes (CLP)

For Program Contacts, please access NSF 22-606

DIRECTORATE FOR SOCIAL, BEHAVIORAL, AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES (SBE)

NSF/SBE/BCS:
Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
Social Psychology
Perception, Action, and Cognition (PAC)
Cognitive Neuroscience (CogNeuro)
Developmental Sciences (DS)
Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence (SL) 

NSF/SBE/SES:
Division of Social and Economic Sciences
Economics
Decision, Risk and Management Sciences (DRMS) (Decision Science only)
Sociology

Contact email: K. Andrew (Andy) DeSoto, kadesoto@nsf.gov

Office of Director/Office of International Science and Engineering (OD/OISE)

OISE helps to coordinate the overall engagement between NSF and BSF.

Contact email: Teresa de la Puente, tdelapue@nsf.gov


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