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Chemistry Funding Opportunities

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: Chemical Bonding Centers Phase II (CBC-II)   

Websitehttp://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07575
Abstract: The Chemical Bonding Centers (CBC) Program is designed to support the formation of centers that can address major, long-term basic chemical research problems that have a high probability of producing both transformative research and will lead to innovation. Appropriate research problems are high-risk but potentially high-impact and will attract broad scientific and public interest. Centers are expected to be agile structures that can respond rapidly to emerging opportunities and make full use of cyberinfrastructure to enhance collaborations. Center teams may include researchers from disciplines other than Chemistry and from academia, industry, government laboratories and international organizations. CBCs are expected to integrate research, education, and outreach and to include a plan to broaden participation to under-represented groups. Proposals should contain a compelling strategy for achieving demonstrable impact in all of these areas.

SIGMA XI Grants-in-Aid of Research Program (GIAR)
Deadline: March 15 and October 15 Annually
Websitehttp://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/index.shtml
Abstract: This program awards grants of up to $1,000 to undergraduate and graduate students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project. While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for applying for funding, approximately 75% of the funds are restricted for use by dues paying student members.

NSF – S-STEM Scholarships in Science, Engineering, Math

Deadline: Letter of intent Due Dates (optional): October 10, 2007 (for the November 2007 competition) and July 10, 2008 (for the August 12, 2008 competition)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): November 13, 2007, August 12, 2008

Websitehttp://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07524/nsf07524.pdf

Abstract: This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following :

completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate level degree in science and engineering disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution.

Students to be awarded scholarships must demonstrate academic talent and financial need. In addition, they must be US citizens, permanent residents, nationals, or refugees.

The S-STEM program emphasizes the importance of recruiting students to science and engineering disciplines, mentoring and supporting students through degree completion, and partnering with employers to facilitate student career placement in the STEM workforce. Participating institutions are expected to support the goals of the S-STEM program including:

Improved educational opportunities for students;

Increased retention of students to degree achievement;

Improved student support programs at institutions of higher education;

Increased numbers of well educated and skilled employees in technical areas of national need.

Estimated Number of Awards:    90 to  130

Anticipated Funding Amount:   $50,000,000  to  $70,000,000

LIMIT ON NUMBER OF PROPOSALS PER ORGANIZATION: An Institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.  

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION IN CHEMISTRY BETWEEN US INVESTIGATORS AND THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN GERMANY, UNITED KINGDOM AND CHINA  (ICC)
Due: Nov. 6 (Required Preliminary) and Jan. 30 Full Proposal
Websitehttp://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07593/nsf07593.htm
Abstract: The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to enhance opportunities for collaborative activities between U.S. and foreign investigators. To realize this goal the Chemistry Division at NSF has partnered with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG; German Research Foundation), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of the United Kingdom and the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC).  NSF Chemistry will accept collaborative research proposals in chemistry that establish new bilateral collaborations between U.S. investigators and investigators from Germany, United Kingdom or China.  The proposals will be written in English.  The program seeks new and highly innovative 3-year collaborative projects that break new ground and demonstrate high level of synergy between the collaborating investigators.  The program will not accept proposals for projects that were funded in the past or are currently funded by other funding sources. The program will also not accept proposals for projects that largely overlap or are closely related to research projects that are currently carried out in the collaborators’ laboratories.  The proposed 3-year projects must be in areas that are supported by the NSF Division of Chemistry programs in Analytical and Surface Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Theoretical and Computational Chemistry.  The program encourages the development and use of cyber infrastructure to facilitate communication, data sharing and remote control of instrumentation to increase the level of synergy of the proposed projects.  The program also encourages meaningful participation of graduate students, postdoctoral research associates and junior investigators in the proposed international research collaborations since it seeks to develop a diverse, globally-engaged, U.S. science and engineering workforce.  Research activities of U.S. graduate students, postdoctoral research associates and junior researchers, including those from underrepresented groups, in the laboratories of international collaborators should be an integral part of proposals submitted to this program.
Estimated number of awards: 10 -30      Dollars available: $10 million over three years.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION-Collaborative Research in Chemistry (CRC)
Full Proposal Deadline:  March 31, 2008 (By invitation only)
Websitehttp://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07581
Abstract: The CRC Program is designed to promote collaborative research in a coherent, defined project at the forefront of the chemical sciences. CRC proposals will involve three or more investigators with complementary expertise. Co-investigators may include researchers with backgrounds in diverse areas of chemistry and other science and engineering disciplines appropriate to the proposed research. The use of cyber-infrastructure to enable and enhance collaborations is encouraged. Projects should be scientifically focused in areas supported by the NSF Division of Chemistry, limited in duration, and substantial in their scope and impact.
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12815&org=OISE&from=fund

RESEARCH ON GENDER IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (GSE) 
NSF 07-578
Websitehttp://www.nsf.gov/index.jsp

Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Website: http://php.aaas.org/programs/education/merck/
Abstract: Each award provides up to $60,000 paid over three years at $20,000 per year for joint use by the biology and chemistry departments at each recipient institution. The funding supports research stipends for undergraduate students and ancillary programs that foster interactions between these departments.

RESEARCH CORPORATION
Applications – Cottrell College Science Fund, Target dates for completed applications are November 15 or May 15 for consideration at the spring or fall Program Advisory Committee meetings.
Websitehttp://www.rescorp.org/

 

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY: Petroleum Research Fund
ACS PRF has three submission windows for research proposals (Types AC, B, and G/GB) each year, and all research proposals are submitted electronically.
Websitehttp://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_FUNDING&node_id=136&use_sec=false

CAMILLE AND HENRY DREYFUS FOUNDATION
Deadline: February 7, 2008
Websitehttp://www.dreyfus.org/

CAMILLE AND HENRY DREYFUS FOUNDATION, Senior Scientist Mentor Program 
Deadline: November 13, 2008
Websitehttp://www.dreyfus.org/si.shtml

AIR FORCE SUMMER FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS
Deadline: The application cycle is from August to November.
Websitehttp://www.asee.org/sffp/
Abstract: This program is intended for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have an earned doctorate in science or engineering and who hold full-time science or engineering faculty positions at U.S. colleges, community colleges and universities. The duration of this summer fellowship is from 8 to 12 continuous weeks and research is performed on-site. There is a competitive weekly stipend and relocation and daily expense allowances are available.

NSF: Physical Chemistry
Deadline: Nov. 30 and July 31
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5674
Abstract: EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: Supports experimental research directed at the molecular level of understanding of the physical properties of chemical systems. Experimental methodologies employed include frequency domain and time domain spectroscopic techniques covering the entire range of the electromagnetic spectrum, time-resolved dynamical studies of state-selected and mass-selected systems, and reactive scattering in molecular beams. Chemical systems studied range from single isolated molecules or ions to clusters, liquids, and solids. Chemical properties of interest include molecular structure and the shape of the ground and excited electronic-state potential energy surfaces, chemical dynamics of unimolecular and bimolecular chemical processes, time-resolved internal energy redistribution and state-to-state dynamics in molecular systems, and solute/solvent interactions in clusters and liquids. THEORETICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY: Supports theoretical and computational research in areas of electronic structure, statistical mechanics, computer simulations, and chemical dynamics. The program also supports some areas of experimental thermodynamics and condensed phase dynamics of chemical systems that rely heavily on theoretical interpretation of experimental data. Areas of application span the full range of chemical systems, from small molecules to macromolecules; and degrees of aggregation, from clusters to macroscopic systems. The goal of projects supported in this program is to provide a molecular-level interpretation for chemical properties and reactivity.

NSF - Inorganic, Bioinorganic, and Organometallic Chemistry
Deadline: November 30, July 31
Websitehttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5373 
Abstract: Supports research on the synthesis, properties, and reaction mechanisms of molecules composed of metals, metalloids, and nonmetals with elements covering the entire periodic table. Included are fundamental studies that underscore (1) bioinorganic reactions, (2) homogeneous catalysis and organometallic reactions, (3) photochemical and charge transfer processes, and (4) studies aimed at the rational synthesis of new inorganic molecular substances, self-assemblies, and nano-size materials with predictable chemical, physical, and biological properties. Objectives are to provide the basis for understanding (1) the function of metal ions in biological systems, (2) the behavior of new inorganic materials and new industrial catalysts, and (3) the systematic chemistry and behavior of most of the elements and compounds in the environment.

NSF: Organic and Macro molecular chemistry
PD 07-3903 
Deadline: November 30
Websitehttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5640
Abstract: Supports research that will advance the knowledge of carbon-based molecules, metallo-organic systems, and organized molecular assemblies. Experimental, computational, and theoretical projects that illuminate chemical structures, reactivity, and properties and that provide organic mechanistic, structural, and kinetic foundations for the understanding of biological processes are all considered.

NSF: Alan T. Waterman Award

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf0555
Abstract: The Alan T. Waterman Award is the highest honor awarded by the National Science Foundation. Since 1975 when Congress established the Award to honor the Foundation's first Director, the annual Award has been bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated exceptional individual achievement in scientific or engineering research of sufficient quality to place them at the forefront of their peers. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding young researchers in any field of science or engineering supported by the Foundation. ELIGIBILITY: Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be 35 years old or younger, OR not more than seven years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. by December 31, 2005. Criteria include originality, innovation and significant impact on the field. FUNDING: The Awardee receives a $500,000 nonrestrictive grant over a 3-year period for continued research.

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SMART FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: December 14
Websitehttps://www.asee.org/smart/
Abstract: This scholarship program provides students with a stipend allowance, full tuition, book allowance, room and board and other normal educational expenses. The purpose of the program is to promote the education, recruitment and retention of undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics and engineering studies. The SMART Scholarship for Service Program is open only to citizens of the United States, and students must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible. There is an employment obligation to the DoD with this scholarship program.

CAMILLE AND HENRY DREYFUS FOUNDATION
Deadline: February 7, 2008
Websitehttp://www.dreyfus.org/

CAMILLE AND HENRY DREYFUS FOUNDATION, Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Awards Program
deadline: February 7, 2008
Websitehttp://www.dreyfus.org/tc.shtml

CAMILLE AND HENRY DREYFUS FOUNDATION, Faculty Start-up Awards Program
deadline: May 8, 2008
Websitehttp://www.dreyfus.org/su.shtml

CAMILLE AND HENRY DREYFUS FOUNDATION, New Faculty Awards Program
deadline: May 8, 2008
Website: http://www.dreyfus.org/nf.shtml

CAMILLE AND HENRY DREYFUS FOUNDATION, Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program 
Deadline: June 26, 2008
Website: http://www.dreyfus.org/th.shtml

NATIONAL DEFENSE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
Deadline: The application cycle is from September to January
Websitehttp://www.asee.org/ndseg/
Abstract: The fellowship program is sponsored by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program This program is intended for U.S. citizens at or near the beginning of their graduate studies in science and/or engineering programs. The fellowships are for three year tenures. The stipends begin at $30,500 for first year fellows, $31,000 for second year fellows, and $31,500 for third year fellows. Full tuition and fees and a health insurance allowance are included as part of the program.

ONR Summer Faculty Research and Sabbatical Leave Fellowships
Deadline: The application cycle is from September to January
Websitehttp://www.asee.org/summer/
Abstract: This program is intended for U.S. citizens who hold teaching or research appointments relating to science and/or engineering at U.S. academic institutions. A competitive stipend, relocation and travel allowances, and a pre-program site visit are offered.

NSF Science and Society Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants 
Deadline: February 1 and August 1 Annually
Websitehttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5324&org=SBE&from=fund
Abstract: The National Science Foundation invites applications for the Science and Society program's Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants. S&S considers proposals that examine questions that arise in the interactions of engineering, science, technology, and society. There are four components: Ethics and Values in Science, Engineering and Technology; History and Philosophy of Science, Engineering and Technology; Social Studies of Science, Engineering and Technology; and Studies of Policy, Science, Engineering and Technology. Proposals are welcome from varied disciplinary perspectives, including history, philosophy, and the social sciences. S&S provides funds for dissertation research expenses not normally available through the student's university. The usual limits on a dissertation award are $8,000 for research in North America and $12,000 for international research. Electronic submission is required via FastLane, so please consult with your ORS contact to determine FastLane procedure. Citizenship: US.

NASA Faculty Fellowship
Deadline: The application cycle is from October to February
Websitehttp://www.asee.org/nffp/
Abstract: This program is intended for U.S. citizens who hold full-time science or engineering faculty positions at U.S. colleges, community colleges and universities. The duration of this summer fellowship is 10 weeks with a possible option for extended support during the academic year. Research is performed on-site. Competitive stipend, relocation and travel allowances are available.

ONR Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program 
Deadline: The application cycle is from October to February
Websitehttp://www.asee.org/seap/index.cfm
Abstract: This program is intended for high school students who have completed at least Grade 9. SEAP is an eight week summer research opportunity at participating ONR laboratories. Applicants must be 16 years of age for most Laboratories, and U.S. citizens. A competitive stipend is available.

CHEMICAL HERITAGE FOUNDATION, Research Travel Grants
Deadline: None
Websitehttp://www.chemheritage.org/research/research-nav2.html
Abstract: CHF offers travel grants for research at its Othmer Library of Chemical History
http://www.chemheritage.org/library/library.html.  These grants may be used for travel, food, lodging, and copying costs, up to $500 for US residents and $1,000 for individuals traveling internationally.

NSF, Planning Visit/Workshop Awards
No Deadline. 
Websitehttp://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf04035
Abstract: International Planning Visit/Workshop Awards support the early phases of planning, developing, and coordinating a research and education activity in science or engineering with foreign partners. Support is primarily for travel and subsistence expenses. Funds can also be used for joint workshops to identify common research priorities, focused on a specific area of research collaboration. Visits typically last 7-14 days.

Gas Research Institute 
Websitehttp://www.gastechnology.org/webroot/app/xn/xd.aspx?it=enweb&xd=gtihome.xml
Abstract: Seeks to enhance the value of gas energy through the development and application of new technologies. See Collaborative Research Pagehttp://www.gastechnology.org/webroot/app/xn/xd.aspx?it=enweb&xd=2productsservices\2_1contractres\contractresearch.xml

OTHER

CUR Biology Division Travel Awards

Websitehttp://www.cur.org/biostudenttravel.html
Direct inquiries via email to Larry Wimmers, CUR Councilor: lwimmers@towson.edu
Abstract: The Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $250 each, for undergraduate students presenting original research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting during the fiscal year 2007 - 2008. Award recipients are required to acknowledge CUR for support of their travel in their talk or poster. Minority students are encouraged to apply.

 

EQUIPMENT

CHEMSITRY RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION AND FACILITIES (CRIF)

Websitehttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5641
Abstract: CRIF provides funds to research institutions and consortia thereof for the purchase of multi-user instruments (CRIF:MU), for major instrumentation development and construction (CRIF:ID), and for the establishment and support of multi-user research facilities in the chemical sciences (CRIF:CRF).

Deadlines: Fourth Tuesday in January annually for CRIF:ID, May 2005 for CRIF:CRF

FUNDING DATABASES AND EMAIL ALERTS

Grant Advisor Plus (on campus only) http://www.grantadvisor.com/tgaplus
Community of Science (not just Science) Now a part of the Copley Library PAIS Database.
http://0-www-md3.csa.com.sally.sandiego.edu/ids70/advanced_search.php?SID=a0435e2578423338b481527c487109b9&tab_collection_id=999
GrantsNet  www.grantsnet.org/, has about 600 funding opportunities and is uniquely targeted to biomedical science training and research.

EMAIL ALERT SYSTEMS

NSF E-Bulletin - The E-Bulletin is an electronic bulletin of current and upcoming program dates and deadlines.   http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=NSF&ord=date

  • Grants.gov 

http://www.grants.gov/search/email.do  provides an email alert system for opportunities offered by federal agencies.

  • MyNSF

Formerly the Custom News Service of the National Science Foundation, allows you to receive notifications about new content posted on the NSF website. Notification can be received via email http://www.nsf.gov/mynsf/.

  • NASA

http://spacescience.nasa.gov/announce/listserv.htm.

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/listserv.htm includes the full text of all Requests for Applications

  • National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)

Bimonthly Reports http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/subscr.htm

  • ScienceWise Alert

http://content.sciencewise.com/informationagent/basicalert.htm, is an e-mail service that delivers federal research opportunities within your areas of interest. Participating agencies include: DOD, NASA, EPA, ONR, AFOSR, NIH, and USDA.