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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

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   
Other Types of Proposals   
Merit Review    
NSF Outreach   
Policy Office   


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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. 

Special Announcements

Feb. 4 - Disasters don't have to be disastrous. Engineering advances enable buildings and infrastructure to better withstand any size of natural, technological or malicious hazard. Read more at Life Savers: Resilient designs to weather hazards

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities

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Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum
(NSF  15-550) Posted March 2, 2015

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Solicitation
(NSF  15-546) Posted February 25, 2015

Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I Solicitation
(NSF  15-545) Posted February 25, 2015

Critical Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Science & Engineering
(NSF  15-544) Posted February 19, 2015

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  15-542) Posted February 5, 2015

Upcoming Due Dates

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Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM
(NSF  15-528) Full Proposal: March 12, 2015

Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation
(NSF  14-569) Letter of Intent: March 13, 2015

Science of Learning: Collaborative Networks
(NSF  15-532) Full Proposal: March 18, 2015

Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes
(NSF  15-531) Full Proposal: March 20, 2015

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  15-542) Letter of Intent: March 25, 2015, Applies to both tracks

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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Released March 2, 2015
News From the Field    
chemical diagrams of the patented compounds   Patent awarded for compounds that inhibit biofilm formation and persistence
Released March 2, 2015
News From the Field    
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Released March 2, 2015
Science Nation    

Events Calendar

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March 11, 2015  - March 13, 2015
I/UCRC: Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC) IAB Meeting
Partnership Meeting

March 19, 2015  - March 20, 2015
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Panel Meeting

April 1, 2015
NSF Day at the University of Washington Bothell

Featured Programs

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure    
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program    

Additional ENG Resources

NSF National Nanotechnology Initiative    


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Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF CAREER Awardees   
Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellows   
Dear Colleague Letter: Small Business/Engineering Research Center Collaborative Opportunity (SECO) - Supplemental Funding Opportunity for Current SBIR/STTR Phase II Awardees   
Dear Colleague Letter: SEES: Interactions of Food Systems with Water and Energy Systems   

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