Division of Chemistry
Apply to PD 09-6878 as follows:
For full proposals submitted via FastLane:
standard Grant Proposal Guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov:
NSF Grants.gov Application Guide; A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines apply
(Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at:
Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.
Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2013
September 30, 2013
SYN Submission Window
If one of the dates falls on a weekend or holiday, the due date becomes the next business day.
The Chemical Synthesis program focuses on the development of new, efficient synthetic methodologies and on the synthesis of complex and/or challenging molecules. Typical synthetic targets involve novel structures, structures displaying unique properties, or structures providing pathways to discover and elucidate new phenomena. Examples of supported research areas include the development of innovative reagents, catalysts for synthetic transformations, discovery of new synthetic methods, target-oriented synthesis, green synthesis, and synthesis of novel organic, organometallic, and inorganic structures. Research in this program will generate fundamental knowledge of chemical synthesis that enables the development of new avenues of basic chemical research and transformative technologies.
Submissions that address national needs for sustainability are encouraged. Examples include the development of new synthetic methods using earth abundant and inexpensive chemicals, fundamental studies that improve our understanding of rare earth elements, and the conversion of non-petroleum based resources into useful building blocks.
The Chemical Synthesis program does not support projects whose main objectives are to study the properties of target systems even though they may contain a large synthetic component. Synthesis of nano structures, supramolecular assemblies, and polymers should be directed to the Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry program. Proposals containing a synthesis component but have a major focus on the mechanistic study of catalytic reactions should be submitted to the Chemical Catalysis program.
THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF
Disciplinary Research Activities
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program