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Feb. 4 - Disasters don't have to be disastrous. Engineering advances enable buildings and infrastructure to better withstand any size of natural, technological or malicious hazard. Read more at Life Savers: Resilient designs to weather hazards

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum
(NSF  15-550) Posted March 2, 2015

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Solicitation
(NSF  15-546) Posted February 25, 2015

Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I Solicitation
(NSF  15-545) Posted February 25, 2015

Critical Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Science & Engineering
(NSF  15-544) Posted February 19, 2015

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  15-542) Posted February 5, 2015

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Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM
(NSF  15-528) Full Proposal: March 12, 2015

Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation
(NSF  14-569) Letter of Intent: March 13, 2015

Science of Learning: Collaborative Networks
(NSF  15-532) Full Proposal: March 18, 2015

Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes
(NSF  15-531) Full Proposal: March 20, 2015

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  15-542) Letter of Intent: March 25, 2015, Applies to both tracks

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Released March 2, 2015
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Released March 2, 2015
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Released March 2, 2015
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March 19, 2015  - March 20, 2015
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April 1, 2015
NSF Day at the University of Washington Bothell

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