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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 in Research and Innovation (EFRI)
Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP)

About ENG

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Budget Excerpt

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.

Read the latest perspective on neuroengineering.    

Special Announcements

July 28, 2014 - NSF will webcast portions of a workshop on the future NSF nanotechnology infrastructure support program, to be held August 18-19, 2014.

July 28, 2014 - NSF announced the appointment of Jinliu "Grace" Wang as deputy assistant director of the NSF Directorate for Engineering, effective July 27, 2014. MORE     

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities

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IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments
(NSF  14-602) Posted August 13, 2014

Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
(NSF  14-600) Posted August 13, 2014

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace
(NSF  14-599) Posted August 12, 2014

Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future
(NSF  14-591) Posted August 1, 2014

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  14-590) Posted August 1, 2014

Upcoming Due Dates

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ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Letter of Intent: August 20, 2014, Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks: STEM Disciplines (PLAN D)

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
(NSF  13-542) Full Proposal: August 27, 2014, Deadline for REU Site proposals except those requiring access to Antarctica

Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation
(NSF  14-569) Letter of Intent: September 2, 2014

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
(PD  14-7479) Full Proposal: September 15, 2014

Civil Infrastructure Systems
(PD  12-1631) Full Proposal: September 15, 2014

Funding Rates

ENG funding rates chart
ENG funding rates chart

Overall FY 2013 ENG funding rate: 18%

Division Funding Rate Actions Awards
CBET 17% 3109 518
CMMI 17% 3085 514
ECCS 18% 1320 236
EEC 15% 475 71
EFRI 31% 58 18
IIP 46% 328 152
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Color image of the nerve cells in the brain of a songbird   NSF awards $10.8 million in early concept grants for brain research
Released August 18, 2014
Press Release
Student standing at poster and talking to 3 other people   NSF funds pilot project aimed at increasing the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives faculty members
Released August 18, 2014
Press Release
a DNA molecule passes through a nanopore   New material could enhance fast and accurate DNA sequencing
Released August 13, 2014
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Events Calendar

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August 28, 2014
I/UCRC: Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS) IAB meeting
Partnership Meeting

September 8, 2014
Education and Human Resources Open House

September 11, 2014  - September 12, 2014
I/UCRC: Smart Vehicles Concepts (SVC) 7th Annual Meeting
Partnership Meeting

Featured Programs

Innovation Corps Teams Program
Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

Additional ENG Resources

ENG Committee of Visitor (COV) Reports
NSF National Nanotechnology Initiative


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I-Corps L: Dear Colleague Letter - Stimulating Innovation in STEM Education
Dear Colleague Letter: US-China Collaborative Research in Environmental Sustainability
Dear Colleague Letter - Joint NSF/ENG and AFOSR Funding Opportunity - EAGERs to Energize Innovative Research and Development on Dynamic Data Systems
Dear Colleague Letter: Announcement of Changes to the Division of Civil Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Unsolicited Proposal Submission Windows

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