About Chemistry (CHE)
We envision NSF CHE as:
- A global leader in transforming chemical discovery and innovation, while advancing chemistry education, literacy and America's competitive edge.
- Encouraging chemists to lead multi-disciplinary efforts that expand humanity's knowledge and address short- and long-term societal problems.
- A major voice in the communication of the value of chemistry to the public.
- Comprised of outstanding staff dedicated to the vitality of the field of chemistry.
The mission of the NSF Division of Chemistry (CHE) is to support innovative research in chemical sciences, integrated with education, through strategic investment in developing a globally engaged U.S. chemistry workforce reflecting the diversity of America.
Chemistry's Carousel Photo Credits:
- Paulette Clancy, Cornell University, Award #: CHE-1124754
- Alex Evilevitch, Carnegie Mellon University, Award #: CHE-1152770 and CHE-1507694
- Young-Shin Jun, Washington University, Award #: CHE-1214090
- Ralf Kaiser, University of Hawaii, Award #: CHE-1360658
Reflecting our values we believe in:
- The importance of fundamental scientific research for the benefit of society.
- Empowering future generations in science and engineering.
- Maintaining the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
- Fairness, openness and clear communication.
- Diversity of the scientific workforce and broadening participation in all CHE activities at all levels
Funding Opportunities by Category
- Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE): Supports bold, exceptional proposals that may be at a disadvantage in a standard NSF review process given their interdiscplinarity; INSPIRE proposals may include international.
- Rapid Response Research (RAPID): See Section II.D.1 of GPG: Supports proposals having a severe urgency with regard to availability of, or access to, data, facilities or specialized equipment, including quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events.
- EArly Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER): See Section II.D.2 of GPG: Supports exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches; EAGER proposals may include international.
- Science and Technology Centers: Supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate.
- Supplemental Support: Supports addition of an international dimension to an existing award or an expansion of geographic focus to include a new international collaborator.
- Special Opportunity Grants: Workshop and related travel proposals are reviewed internally, and decisions can be made in a reduced timeframe. Such opportunities should be discussed with the appropriate program officer prior to submission.
- International Research Experiences for Students (IRES): The program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.
- Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI): Supports collaboration among teams of NSF-supported U.S. researchers and their international partners wish to form virtual institutes (also has Workforce Development relevance).
- Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE): Supports mid-scale awards in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration (also has Workforce Development relevance).
- NSF's Office of International Science & Engineering (OISE) serves as a focal point for international science and engineering activities both inside and outside of NSF.