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Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET)

Important Program Announcement


Please note the reconfiguration of CBET programs described in Dear Colleague Letter: Reconfiguration of Interfacial Processes and Thermodynamics (IPT) Program in the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET).

Starting with the October 1 – October 20, 2015 CBET unsolicited proposal window, CBET will no longer receive proposals under the IPT program (CBET PD 14-1414).

Submission Window and Important Proposal Info

The next CBET unsolicited proposal window will be:

October 1 - October 20, 2015

October 1 - October 20, Annually Thereafter

Unsolicited proposals received outside of the announced proposal window dates will be returned without review. Proposals that are not compliant with the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) will also be returned without review.  CBET applicants are encouraged to read the Dear Colleague Letter on Automated Compliance Checking and Proposal Submission, which affects Principal Investigators for the upcoming October 2015 unsolicited proposal window (NSF 15-095).

CBET discourages the submission of more than one proposal from the same PI during the proposal-submission window. Proposals that are duplicates of, or substantially similar to, a proposal already under consideration by NSF from the same submitter are subject to return without review. This policy also applies to proposals that were previously reviewed and declined and have not been substantially revised, as well as to duplicates of other proposals that were already awarded.

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Special Funding Announcements

The NSF Engineering Directorate (ENG) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Department of Engineering and Material Sciences (DEMS) are partnering to encourage joint research by U.S. - China teams collaborating on fundamental research that addresses critical environmental sustainability challenges.  Please see the Dear Colleague Letter on U.S. - China Joint Research Projects in Environmental Sustainability (NSF 15-091) for more information and proposal submission information.

Programs and Funding Opportunities

Key: Crosscutting Crosscutting | NSF Wide Flag NSF-wide

Biomedical Engineering
Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
Catalysis and Biocatalysis
Chemical and Biological Separations
Combustion and Fire Systems
Energy for Sustainability
Environmental Engineering
Nano-Bio Phenomena and Processes in the Environment
Environmental Sustainability
Fluid Dynamics
General & Age-Related Disabilities Engineering (GARDE)
Particulate and Multiphase Processes
Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics
Thermal Transport Processes
Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)
Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP)
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF)
IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments (RED)
NSF-NIST Interaction in Basic and Applied Scientific Research in BIO, ENG & MPS (NSF-NIST)
NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering
Optics and Photonics (OP) Crosscutting
Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Processes and Systems (CRISP)
Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)
Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - S2I2 (SI2-S2I2) Crosscutting
Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - SSE & SSI (SI2-SSE&SSI) Crosscutting

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Upcoming Due Dates See All

Biomedical Engineering
(PD  15-5345) Full Proposal: October 20, 2015

(PD  15-7236) Full Proposal: October 20, 2015

Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
(PD  15-1491) Full Proposal: October 20, 2015

Catalysis and Biocatalysis
(PD  15-1401) Full Proposal: October 20, 2015

Chemical and Biological Separations
(PD  15-1417) Full Proposal: October 20, 2015

Events Calendar See All

September 10, 2015  - January 21, 2016
ADVANCE IT and IT-Catalyst pre-proposal Technical Assistance Webinars

October 15, 2015
Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE)
Advisory Committee Meeting

October 21, 2015  - October 22, 2015
Advisory Committee for Geosciences
Advisory Committee Meeting

November 2, 2015  - November 3, 2015
NSF Grants Conference - Arlington, VA

November 4, 2015
NSF Day at Spelman College in Atlanta Georgia

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