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Division of Chemistry

Discovery Corps Fellowships  (DCF)

This program has been archived.


Name Email Phone Room
Katharine  J. Covert kcovert@nsf.gov (703) 292-4950  1055 S  
Ronald  Christensen rchriste@nsf.gov (703) 292-4970   


Solicitation  07-516

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.




The Discovery Corps Fellowship Program is an extended pilot program seeking new postdoctoral and professional development models that combine research with service-oriented projects. Discovery Corps Fellows develop integrated plans that incorporate an ambitious research project with other activities that address areas of national need (including enhanced research capacity and infrastructure, workforce development and job creation, and innovative linkages between chemistry and other fields). For this extended pilot program, successful Fellows will propose research projects in areas supported by the NSF Division of Chemistry. The Discovery Corps Fellowship Program comprises two categories of awards: recent doctoral recipients serve as Discovery Corps Postdoctoral Fellows; and mid-career professionals serve as Discovery Corps Senior Fellows.


This program provides educational opportunities for  Postdoctoral Fellows . Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.


Dear Colleague Letter - Discovery Corps Fellowships Program - Updated January 2008 (NSF 08-028)

MPS/CHE Dear Colleague Letter Regarding Proposal Review Changes (NSF 02-161)

NSF Merit Review -- Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 99-172)


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Dear Colleague Letter - DCF FY08 Update

DCF Highlights

NSF Discovery Corps Fellowships

NSF Award Abstract Search

Postdoctoral Appointments: Roles and Opportunities



In furtherance of the President's Management Agenda, NSF has identified programs that will offer proposers the option to utilize Grants.gov to prepare and submit proposals, or will require that proposers utilize Grants.gov to prepare and submit proposals. Grants.gov provides a single Government-wide portal for finding and applying for Federal grants online.

In response to this program solicitation, proposers may opt to submit proposals via Grants.gov or via the NSF FastLane system.

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program


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