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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

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Proposals and Awards

Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures 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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(NSF  16-502) Posted October 8, 2015

Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity
(NSF  15-610) Posted September 18, 2015

Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future
(NSF  15-608) Posted September 15, 2015

IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments
(NSF  15-607) Posted September 14, 2015

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I
(NSF  15-605) Posted September 2, 2015

Upcoming Due Dates

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Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation
(NSF  15-570) Full Proposal: October 9, 2015

Smart and Connected Health
(NSF  13-543) Full Proposal: October 13, 2015, Exploratory (EXP) Proposals

Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure
(NSF  15-598) Letter of Intent: October 16, 2015

Biomedical Engineering
(PD  15-5345) Full Proposal: October 20, 2015

(PD  15-7236) Full Proposal: October 20, 2015

Funding Rates

ENG funding rates chart
ENG funding rates chart

Overall FY 2015 ENG funding rate: 20%

Division Funding Rate Actions Awards
CBET 15% 3272 505
CMMI 17% 3378 583
ECCS 20% 1575 315
EEC 22% 367 82
EFMA 33% 39 13
IIP 50% 701 353
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NSF logo   Public Access to Results of NSF-funded Research
Released October 8, 2015
Special Report
Visualization of the routing paths of the Internet   NSF awards $74.5 million to support interdisciplinary cybersecurity research
Released October 7, 2015
Press Release
Microfluidic systems may harvest living cells for biomanufacturing   Engineers investigate robust and reliable manufacturing of cells for future healthcare
Updated October 2, 2015

Events Calendar

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September 10, 2015  - January 21, 2016
ADVANCE IT and IT-Catalyst pre-proposal Technical Assistance Webinars

October 13, 2015  - October 14, 2015
I/UCRC: Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling (CR3) IAB Meeting
Partnership Meeting

October 14, 2015  - October 16, 2015
I/UCRC: Center for Arthropod Management Technologies IAB Meeting
Partnership Meeting

Featured Programs

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure

Additional ENG Resources

NSF National Nanotechnology Initiative


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Dear Colleague Letter: Optics and Photonics (OP)
Dear Colleague Letter: EFRI Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) Program
Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Research Advances in Smart and Connected Communities

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