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

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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 Opportunity

NSF announces a nationwide search for the next division director of the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems. Deadline extended to December 4, 2015Read more.

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities

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Scalable Nanomanufacturing
(NSF  16-513) Posted November 10, 2015

Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering
(NSF  16-512) Posted November 9, 2015

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)
(NSF  16-511) Posted November 5, 2015

Manufacturing Machines and Equipment
(PD  16-1468) Posted October 21, 2015

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems
(NSF  16-508) Posted October 20, 2015

Upcoming Due Dates

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Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity
(NSF  15-610) Letter of Intent: December 2, 2015

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering
(PD  12-8084) Full Proposal: December 3, 2015, All proposals to the Division of Physics

Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
(NSF  14-526) Full Proposal: December 7, 2015, Capacity-Building Projects (CAPs)

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I
(NSF  15-605) Full Proposal: December 8, 2015, Proposals submitted outside the window of November 8 - December 8, 2015 will be returned without review. Proposer's time is defined as the time zone associated with the company’s address (as registered in FastLane!) at the time of proposal submission.

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering
(PD  12-8084) Full Proposal: December 9, 2015, All proposals to the Division of Mathematical Sciences

Funding Rates

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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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Released November 19, 2015
Press Release
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Released November 19, 2015
Special Report
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Released November 18, 2015
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September 10, 2015  - January 21, 2016
ADVANCE IT and IT-Catalyst pre-proposal Technical Assistance Webinars

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

December 1, 2015  - December 2, 2015
I/UCRC: Center for Biophotonic Sensors and Systems (CBSS) IAB Meeting
Partnership Meeting

Featured Programs

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems
National Robotics Initiative
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Smart and Connected Health

Additional ENG Resources

NSF National Nanotechnology Initiative


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NSF FY 15 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan
Dear Colleague Letter: Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE)
Dear Colleague Letter: Supplements to Connect CISE, EHR, and ENG Projects to Neural and Cognitive Systems

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