Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the NSF Division of Chemistry Program Realignment
- Where can I find information about the NSF Division of Chemistry (CHE) realignment?
Please see the Dear Colleague Letter available at NSF 09-048 and the brochure entitled “Realignment of the Division of Chemistry Programs” available at NSF 09-049.
- Will my current award be affected?
No, your program and Program Director will not change. If you submit a renewal proposal, you should select the best-matched new program at that time.
- My proposal seems to overlap several of the new programs – where should I submit?
You should consider the principal intellectual focus of the proposal and select according to the decision tree available at http://www.nsf.gov/mps/che/realign/decisiontree.pdf. Please call a Program Director if you have further questions.
- I have an instrument development proposal – where should I submit?
You have the option of submitting to the instrument development part of the NSF-wide Major Research Instrumentation Program available at NSF 09-502.
You can also submit to the Measurement and Imaging Program, which follows the usual windows of submission for CHE: the months of July and November.
With the CHE realignment, the current CHE CRIF-Instrument Development Program, available at NSF 04-534, will be modified.
Note that the CRIF-Multiuser Instrument Program, available at NSF 09-546, will remain unchanged.