Chemistry's Dear Colleague Letters (DCL)


December 13, 2019

Employment Opportunity:

  • Dear Colleague Letter: The Division of Chemistry (CHE), in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Employment Opportunity for a Program Director (Open Until Filled) (CHE 19-001)

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Request for Information:

  • NSF Dear Colleague Letter, Request for Information (RFI) on Data-Focused Cyberinfrastructure Needed to Support Future Data-Intensive Science and Engineering Research (NSF 20-015)

The challenges of growing volumes of scientific data – their availability, transmission, accessibility, management, and utilization – have become urgent and ubiquitous across NSF-supported science, engineering, and education disciplines. To inform the formulation of a strategic NSF response to these imperatives, the RFI asks the research community to update NSF on their data-intensive scientific questions and challenges and associated needs specifically related to data-focused cyberinfrastructure.

The outcome of the 2017 NSF RFI DCL on Future Needs for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (NSF CI 2030), which informed subsequent CI investments and a new Vision for Transforming Science Through Cyberinfrastructure, is available at https://www.nsf.gov/cise/oac/ci2030/rfi_responses.jsp,  https://www.nsf.gov/cise/oac/ci2030/ACCI_CI2030Report_Approved_Pub.pdf, and  https://www.nsf.gov/cise/oac/vision/blueprint-2019/.

Submission deadline. Contributions must be received on or before 5:00 PM Eastern time on December 16, 2019.

For questions concerning this RFI please contact us via nsfdatacirfi@nsf.gov.

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Research Opportunities:

  • NSF Dear Colleague Letter, Research Opportunities for the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes (NSF 20-017)

The DCL describes opportunities for MPS researchers to participate in the National AI Research Institutes program. There are two tracks described in the Program Solicitation: a Planning Grant track and an Institute Track that has six specific thematic areas. Two of the Institutes Tracks may be of particular interest to researchers working in the fields of Chemistry (CHE) / Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET) and Physics:

  • AI for Accelerating Molecular Synthesis and Manufacturing and
  • AI for Discovery in Physics

Proposal Deadlines:

  1. Planning Grant Track: January 30, 2020
  2. Institute Track: January 28, 2020

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  • NSF Dear Colleague Letter: 2020 CHE International Supplement (NSF 20-013)

The Division of Chemistry is inviting requests for supplemental funding from its existing awardees who may wish to add a new, or strengthen an existing, international dimension of their award when such collaboration advances the field of chemistry and enhances the U.S. investigator's own research and/or education objectives. Principal Investigators supported by NSF Division of Chemistry awards are advised to consult with their cognizant NSF program director prior to submitting a supplemental funding request.

Proposal Deadlines:
May 1, 2020, 5 p.m., submitter's local time.

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  • NSF Dear Colleague Letter, Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity (NSF 18-102)

NSF continues to promote growth of a globally competitive and diverse research workforce and advances the scientific and innovation skills of the Nation. As part of this effort, a supplemental funding opportunity is available to provide support for non-academic research internships for graduate students to support career opportunities in any sector of the U.S. economy. The PI of an active NSF award may request supplemental funding for one or more graduate students to gain knowledge, skills and experiences that will augment their preparation for a successful long-term career through an internship in a non-academic setting, including with for-profit industry laboratories or industry research and development groups, start-up businesses, government agencies (all levels) and National Laboratories, policy think-tanks; and non-profit organizations. Principal Investigators supported by NSF Division of Chemistry awards are advised to consult with their cognizant NSF program director prior to submitting a supplemental funding request.

Proposal Deadlines:
May 1, 2020, 5 p.m., submitter's local time.

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