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ENG Organizations

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 and Multidisciplinary Activities (EFMA)
Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP)

About ENG

View ENG Staff Directory
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Proposals and Awards

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

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Discoveries from NSF Research
About Discoveries

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. 

Compliance Checking and Proposal Submission

July 14, 2015 - ENG encourages the research community to read the Dear Colleague Letter on Automated Compliance Checking and Proposal Submission (NSF 15-095).

ENG Leadership Opportunity

NSF announces a nationwide search for the next division director of the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems. Read more.

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities

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Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience
(NSF  15-595) Posted July 31, 2015

Nano-Bio Phenomena and Processes in the Environment
(PD  15-1179) Posted July 23, 2015

Energy for Sustainability
(PD  15-7644) Posted July 23, 2015

General & Age-Related Disabilities Engineering (GARDE)
(PD  15-5342) Posted July 23, 2015

Fluid Dynamics
(PD  15-1443) Posted July 23, 2015

Upcoming Due Dates

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EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  15-566) Full Proposal: August 4, 2015

International Research Experiences for Students
(NSF  12-551) Full Proposal: August 18, 2015

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
(NSF  13-542) Full Proposal: August 26, 2015, Deadline for REU Site proposals except those requiring access to Antarctica

Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation
(NSF  15-570) Letter of Intent: September 8, 2015

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
(PD  14-7479) Full Proposal: September 15, 2015

Funding Rates

ENG funding rates chart
ENG funding rates chart

Overall FY 2014 ENG funding rate: 16%

Division Funding Rate Actions Awards
CBET 14% 3556 497
CMMI 14% 3415 495
ECCS 18% 1302 231
EEC 17% 361 63
EFRI 16% 183 29
IIP 42% 442 187
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finished copper product   Additive manufacturing: 3-D printing beyond plastic
Released July 27, 2015
Science Nation
wrapped sheets of tiny carbon nanotubes   Scientists stretch electrically conducting fibers to new lengths
Released July 23, 2015
News From the Field
Jinsong Huang   Study: Property of nonstick pans improves solar cell efficiency
Released July 20, 2015
News From the Field

Events Calendar

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August 5, 2015  - August 6, 2015
I/UCRC: Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) IAB Meeting
Partnership Meeting

August 11, 2015  - August 12, 2015
I/UCRC: Center for Integrative Materials Joining Science for Energy Applications IAB Meeting
Partnership Meeting

August 18, 2015
National Science Foundation at the American Chemical Society Meeting

Featured Programs

Gen-3 Engineering Research Centers
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

Additional ENG Resources

NSF National Nanotechnology Initiative


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Dear Colleague Letter: Communication About Automated Compliance Checking and Proposal Submission
Dear Colleague Letter: U.S. - China Joint Research Projects in Environmental Sustainability
The National Science Foundation Open Government Plan 3.5 (June 2015)

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