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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

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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.

Read the latest perspective on neuroengineering.    

Special Announcements

November 21, 2014 - The solicitation to establish National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure is now available; the deadline for Letters of Intent is February 2, 2015. 

ENG Leadership Opportunities

ENG is seeking candidates for Division Director, Division of Engineering Education and Centers, through December 4, 2014. More

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities

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Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering
(NSF  15-524) Posted November 25, 2014

Engineering for Natural Hazards
(PD  15-7396) Posted November 21, 2014

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
(NSF  15-519) Posted November 18, 2014

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2
(NSF  15-517) Posted November 17, 2014

US Ignite
(NSF  15-508) Posted October 23, 2014

Upcoming Due Dates

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Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering
(PD  12-8084) Full Proposal: December 1, 2014, All proposals to the Division of Physics

Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
(NSF  14-526) Full Proposal: December 1, 2014, Capacity-Building Projects (CAPs)

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Solicitation
(NSF  14-603) Full Proposal: December 2, 2014, Proposals submitted outside the window of November 2, 2014 – December 2, 2014 will be returned without review. Proposer's time is defined as the time zone associated with the COMPANY'S ADDRESS AS REGISTERED WITH NSF at the time of proposal submission.

Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters
(NSF  14-581) Full Proposal: December 3, 2014

Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (2015 - 2019)
(NSF  14-605) Full Proposal: December 3, 2014

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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national science medals on a table   President Obama presents the National Medals of Science, National Medals of Technology and Innovation
Released November 24, 2014
Press Release
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Released November 24, 2014
News From the Field
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Released November 24, 2014
News From the Field

Events Calendar

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December 8, 2014
NSF Day in Baltimore, MD

December 10, 2014  - December 11, 2014
I/UCRC: Center for Pharmaceutical Development (CPD) IAB Meeting
Partnership Meeting

February 3, 2015  - February 4, 2015
I/UCRC: Center for Embedded Systems (CES) IAB Meeting
Partnership Meeting

Featured Programs

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems
Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity
Smart and Connected Health

Additional ENG Resources

NSF National Nanotechnology Initiative


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Dear Colleague Letter on the Ebola Virus
Dear Colleague Letter: Seeking Community Input for Topic Ideas for Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI)
Dear Colleague Letter: Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SIIN)

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