Division of Chemistry's Virtual Office Hour


December 20, 2022

Upcoming Office Hour

New Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Solicitation (NSF 23-519)

Please join NSF-CHE for a Special Office Hour on January 5, 2023, beginning at 1-2PM ET for a Q&A session on the new MRI solicitation NSF 23-519: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2023/nsf23519/nsf23519.htm.

An MRI award supports the acquisition of a multi-user research instrument that is commercially available through direct purchase from a vendor, or for the personnel costs and equipment that are required for the development of an instrument with new capabilities, thereby advancing instrumentation capabilities and enhancing expertise for instrument design and fabrication at academic institutions.

In the new solicitation, "Track 1" has been revised to include proposals that request funds from NSF greater than $100,000 and less than $1,400,000. "Track 2" has been revised to include proposals that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $1,400,000 up to and including $4,000,000.

A new track has been added ("Track 3") to incorporate opportunities, consistent with section 10373 of the "CHIPS and Science Act of 2022" (42 U.S.C. 19083), for proposal requests that include the acquisition, development, installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment and instrumentation to reduce consumption of helium.

This office hour will describe the scope of the program, the newly implemented changes, and other issues related to this solicitation. There will be a Q&A session; please join us and bring your questions if you are interested.

Pre-registration is required: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsfu6srjItHsV5XE5YT7RVBhHb8I9_Sv4

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Attendees requiring closed captioning should contact the Chemistry division at ncarey@nsf.gov at least 48 hours in advance to ensure that this service is available.

If there are any topics you think CHE should cover in up-coming office hours, let us know at cheminfo@nsf.gov.

Stay tuned for more information or look for past and upcoming CHE office hour information here: https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=300572&org=CHE.

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Here is the list of the past Virtual CHE Office Hour topics: 

NSF/CHE High Priority Funding Initiatives
NSF/CHE Cross-Cut Funding Opportunities
    1. June 24, 2022: DRP Chemical Measurement and Imaging (CMI) and Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS) Discussion. (CMI and ECS Discussion Slide Deck)
    2. July 29, 2022: DRP Chemical Synthesis (SYN), Chemical Catalysis (CAT), and Chemical Structure, Dynamics, and Mechanisms B (CSDM-B) Discussion. (SYN, CAT, and CSDM-B Discussion Slide Deck)
    3. August 26, 2022: The Chemical Theory, Models, and Computational Methods (CTMC), and Chemical Structure, Dynamics, and Mechanisms A (CSDM-A) Discussion. (CTMC and CSDM-A Discussion Slide Deck)
    4. September 23, 2022: The Chemical Life Processes (CLP), and Macromolecular, Supramolecular, Nanochemistry (MSN) Discussion. (CLP and MSN Discussion Slide Deck)
NSF/CHE Infrastructures and Funding Opportunities
NSF/CHE Broadening Participation Funding Opportunities and Events
NSF/CHE Pre- and Post-Award Management
NSF Operation Topics of Interest

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For questions, please contact:
     Marsha Y. Hawkins, (703) 292-4877, email: mhawkins@nsf.gov

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