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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
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
Merit Review
NSF Outreach
Policy Office


ENG Award Search
Active ENG Awards


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. 


Learn more about NSF INCLUDES, a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering discovery and innovation by proactively seeking and effectively developing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent from all sectors and groups in our society.

ENG Leadership Opportunity

Jan. 7, 2016 - 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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Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems
(PD  16-7564) Posted April 26, 2016

Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices
(PD  16-1517) Posted April 24, 2016

Energy, Power, Control, and Networks
(PD  16-7607) Posted April 24, 2016

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  16-557) Posted March 31, 2016

Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR)
(NSF  16-555) Posted March 17, 2016

Upcoming Due Dates

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Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum
(NSF  16-537) Full Proposal: May 3, 2016

Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
(NSF  14-526) Letter of Intent: May 9, 2016, Letter of Intent: Integration (INT) Projects only

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Letter of Intent: May 9, 2016

Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Nodes Program
(NSF  16-539) Full Proposal: May 10, 2016

Innovation Corps- National Innovation Network Sites Program
(NSF  16-547) Full Proposal: May 25, 2016

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
About Funding Rates


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microtubules in a cardiomyocyte at rest   Mechanics of a heartbeat are controlled by molecular strut in heart muscle cells
Released April 21, 2016
News From the Field
image of 3 people using their smartphones   Model makes designing new antennas orders of magnitude faster
Released April 20, 2016
News From the Field
GenNano   Big winners in small science challenge take center stage
Released April 18, 2016
Press Release

Events Calendar

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November 9, 2015  - December 9, 2016
2016 NRT Informational Webinars

April 28, 2016  - April 29, 2016
I/UCRC: Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing (CAC) IAB Meeting
Partnership Meeting

May 2, 2016  - May 3, 2016
I/UCRC: Configuration Analytics and Automation (CCAA) Planning Grant Workshop - IAB Meeting
Partnership Meeting

Featured Programs

Cyber-Physical Systems
Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science
Innovation Corps- National Innovation Network Sites Program
Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE)

Additional ENG Resources

Advisory Committee Meetings
Career Opportunities
Funding Rates
Budget Excerpt
NSF National Nanotechnology Initiative
Cleaner Water, Clearer Future: Engineering new water tech
High-tech Harvest: Engineering agriculture's future
Height of Light: Progress in lasers and other light sources


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Dear Colleague Letter: Improving Graduate Student Preparedness for Entering the Workforce, Opportunities for Supplemental Support
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for NSF INCLUDES
Dear Colleague Letter: Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing - Public Participation in Engineering Research
Dear Colleague Letter: Advanced Cellular Biomanufacturing

Other Site Features

Special Reports
Research Overviews
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Classroom Resources
NSF-Wide Investments

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