Friday, June 13, 2014

Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering, and Materials (SusChEM) Funding Opportunity

For information.............

In fiscal year (FY) 2013, NSF started an initiative to encourage and foster research in Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering, and Materials (SusChEM), partially in response to the mandate of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010. The SusChEM initiative addresses the interrelated challenges of sustainable supply, engineering, production, and use of chemicals and materials.
In FY 2015, the participating divisions are Chemistry (CHE); Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET); Materials Research (DMR); Earth Sciences (EAR); and the Materials Engineering and Processing program in the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI).
Proposals are welcome from either multiple or single investigators. Interdisciplinary proposals that involve principal investigators traditionally supported by the different participating divisions are strongly encouraged. Such proposals should be submitted to the most relevant program in one division while identifying possible co-review programs in the other divisions (by listing the appropriate NSF units on the cover page). Proposals may be submitted in combination with other solicitations. For example, if there are strong collaborations with industry, the Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) solicitation can be used in conjunction with this effort. Similarly, proposals may be submitted in combination with the CAREER or the Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) solicitation. These proposals should be submitted to the appropriate solicitation and add SusChEM to the title (For example, SusChEM: CAREER: Name of your proposal). Other mechanisms such as EAGER may also be appropriate, but principal investigators are urged to check with the cognizant program officers for additional guidance. For general questions about SusChEM, email the listed representative in the most closely relevant division.

1. CHE: CHE-SusChEM@nsf.gov; CBET: CBET-SusChEM@nsf.gov; CMMI: CMMI-SusChEM@nsf.gov; DMR: DMR-SusChEM@nsf.gov; EAR: EAR-SusChEM@nsf.gov.
2. SEES: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504707

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