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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
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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. 

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/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering
(NSF  15-601) Posted August 19, 2015

Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure
(NSF  15-598) Posted August 3, 2015

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Posted August 3, 2015

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

Upcoming Due Dates

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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

Civil Infrastructure Systems
(PD  15-1631) Full Proposal: September 15, 2015

Design of Engineering Material Systems
(PD  12-8086) Full Proposal: September 15, 2015

Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics
(PD  15-7569) 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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Illustration of a nano structure   Rebooting the IT Revolution report now available
Released September 1, 2015
Media Advisory
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Released August 26, 2015
Media Advisory
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Released August 26, 2015
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Events Calendar

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September 23, 2015  - September 25, 2015
I/UCRC: Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC) IAB Meeting
Partnership Meeting

October 2, 2015
Informational Webinar on NSF 15-598, Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI)

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

Featured Programs

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
Coastal SEES
Gen-3 Engineering Research Centers

Additional ENG Resources

NSF National Nanotechnology Initiative


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Dear Colleague Letter: Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals under the NSF/ENG/ECCS - U.S.-Israel BSF International Opportunity
Dear Colleague Letter: FY 2016 Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) Funding Opportunity on Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Water
Dear Colleague Letter: Reconfiguration of Interfacial Processes and Thermodynamics (IPT) Program in the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET)
Dear Colleague Letter: Communication About Automated Compliance Checking and Proposal Submission

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