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Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET)    
Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)    
Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS)    
Engineering Education and Centers (EEC)    
Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI)    
Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP)    

About ENG

View ENG Staff Directory   
General Information About ENG   
Career Opportunities   
Advisory Committee    
Budget Excerpt   

Proposals and Awards

Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
Proposal Preparation and Submission   
Grant Proposal Guide Application Guide   
Award and Administration   
Award and Administration Guide   

Award Conditions   
Other Types of Proposals   
Merit Review    
NSF Outreach   
Policy Office   


ENG Award Search    
Active ENG Awards    


Discoveries from NSF Research    
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Perspective of the ENG Assistant Director

Dr. Pramod Khargonekar, NSF Assistant Director for Engineering, shares his thoughts on emerging ideas, frontier research areas, and national needs.

Read the latest perspective on neuroengineering.    

Special Announcements

June 9, 2014 - NSF thanks the community for providing input on the future NSF nanotechnology infrastructure support program ( DCL 14-068) and remains committed to supporting nanotechnology infrastructure ( press statement 14-002).

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities

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Partnerships for International Research and Education
(NSF  14-587) Posted July 21, 2014

Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters
(NSF  14-581) Posted July 9, 2014

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions:
(NSF  14-579) Posted July 1, 2014

Sensors, Dynamics, and Control
(PD  14-7569) Posted June 24, 2014

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Posted June 3, 2014

Upcoming Due Dates

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Decision Frameworks for Multi-Hazard Resilient and Sustainable Buildings
(NSF  14-557) Full Proposal: July 24, 2014, Full Proposal Deadline

Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
(NSF  14-526) Full Proposal: July 25, 2014, Capacity-Building Projects (CAPs)

Wireless Innovation between Finland and US
(NSF  14-563) Full Proposal: August 1, 2014

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  14-558) Full Proposal: August 5, 2014

Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE)
(NSF  14-565) Supplement: August 7, 2014, Proposals are due for CREST Partnership Supplements.

Funding Rates

ENG funding rates chart
ENG funding rates chart

Overall FY 2013 ENG funding rate: 18%

Division    Funding Rate    Actions    Awards   
CBET    17%    3109    518   
CMMI    17%    3085    514   
ECCS    18%    1320    236   
EEC    15%    475    71   
EFRI    31%    58    18   
IIP    46%    328    152   
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Nitin Samarth works with the machine in his lab   The birth of topological spintronics
Released July 23, 2014
News From the Field    
an aerial view of the slide site at Oso, Wash.   Oso disaster had its roots in earlier landslides
Released July 22, 2014
News From the Field    
Marni Boppart   Stem cells aid muscle repair and strengthening after resistance exercise
Released July 21, 2014
News From the Field    

Events Calendar

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July 31, 2014  - August 1, 2014
I/UCRC: Center for the Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI) IAB Meeting
Partnership Meeting

July 31, 2014  - August 1, 2014
I/UCRC: Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) IAB Meeting
Partnership Meeting

August 28, 2014
I/UCRC: Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS) IAB meeting
Partnership Meeting

Featured Programs

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers    
International Research Experiences for Students    
Research Experiences for Undergraduates    

Additional ENG Resources

ENG Committee of Visitor (COV) Reports    
NSF National Nanotechnology Initiative    


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Dear Colleague Letter - Announcement of Change to the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems Unsolicited Proposal Submission Window to October 1 through November 5, 2014   
Dear Colleague Letter: Submission of I/UCRC Proposals in Response to NSF 13-594 in Areas Related to Medical Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)   
Dear Colleague Letter - Optics and Photonics   

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Special Reports   
Research Overviews   
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NSF-Wide Investments   

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