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Chemistry Research Funding Opportunities

This solicitation represents a new and enhanced mechanism for the chemistry research community to submit individual or small team research proposals to the NSF Division of Chemistry’s disciplinary research programs.

Some of the areas supported by CHE include:

  • designing, synthesizing and characterizing new molecules, surfaces, and nanostructures – especially those with a focus on sustainability;
  • increasing our fundamental understanding of molecules and their chemical transformations;
  • developing new tools for chemical discovery, including those in data discovery science where increasing volumes and varieties of data are harnessed to advance innovation;
  • determining structure-function relationships in biological systems and contributing to our understanding of the fundamental rules of life;
  • observing, manipulating, and controlling the behavior of matter and energy in nanometer dimensions such as the quantum regime;
  • understanding chemical processes in the environment;
  • enabling next-generation technologies in sensing, computing, modeling, and communications; and
  • solving complex chemical problems by the development of new theories, computations, and tools, including the synergistic combination of multiple types of instruments.

Submission Window Dates:

Sept. 1 – Oct. 1, 2018 (Oct. 1 – 31 annually thereafter) for the following five CHE Disciplinary Research Programs:

Chemical Catalysis (CAT), [Program Description]

Chemical Structure Dynamics and Mechanisms-A (CSDM-A), [Program Description]

Chemical Structure Dynamics and Mechanisms-B (CSDM-B), [Program Description]

Chemical Synthesis (SYN), [Program Description]

Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods (CTMC), [Program Description]

Oct. 1 – 31 (annually thereafter) for the following four CHE Disciplinary Research Programs:

Chemical Measurement and Imaging (CMI), [Program Description]

Chemistry of Life Processes (CLP), [Program Description]

Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS), [Program Description]

Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry (MSN), [Program Description]