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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

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Proposals and Awards

Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
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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. 

ENG Leadership Update

NSF appointed new leaders in several Engineering divisions.

Special Announcements

Feb. 4 - Disasters don't have to be disastrous. Engineering advances enable buildings and infrastructure to better withstand any size of natural, technological or malicious hazard. Read more at Life Savers: Resilient designs to weather hazards

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities

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Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics
(PD  15-7569) Posted March 13, 2015

Faculty Early Career Development Program
(NSF  15-555) Posted March 10, 2015

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - S2I2
(NSF  15-553) Posted March 6, 2015

Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum
(NSF  15-550) Posted March 2, 2015

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Solicitation
(NSF  15-546) Posted February 25, 2015

Upcoming Due Dates

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Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems
(PD  13-7564) Supplement: April 1, 2015, REU/RET Supplements

Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices
(PD  13-1517) Supplement: April 1, 2015, REU/RET Supplements

Energy, Power, Control and Networks
(PD  13-7607) Supplement: April 1, 2015, REU/RET Supplement

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
(NSF  15-519) Full Proposal: April 3, 2015

Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE)
(NSF  14-565) Letter of Intent: April 7, 2015, Letters of Intent are due for HBCU-RISE projects.

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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Class of 2015: Early career engineers to watch   NSF Engineering boosts 146 early-career researchers with awards totaling $73M
Updated March 25, 2015
artist's rendering of a phonon   Landmark study proves that magnets can control heat and sound
Released March 23, 2015
News From the Field
a snake robot   Carnegie Mellon's snake robots learn to turn by following the lead of real sidewinders
Released March 23, 2015
News From the Field

Events Calendar

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March 16, 2015  - May 6, 2015
2015 NRT Informational Webinars

April 1, 2015
NSF Day at the University of Washington Bothell

April 8, 2015  - April 9, 2015
Advisory Committee for Geosciences
Advisory Committee Meeting

Featured Programs

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science

Additional ENG Resources

NSF National Nanotechnology Initiative


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Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF CAREER Awardees
Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Dear Colleague Letter: Small Business/Engineering Research Center Collaborative Opportunity (SECO) - Supplemental Funding Opportunity for Current SBIR/STTR Phase II Awardees
Dear Colleague Letter: SEES: Interactions of Food Systems with Water and Energy Systems

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