About the series
CHE Office Hour: Introduction to NSF Chemistry’s Center Program, Centers for Chemical Innovation (NSF 23-575): The Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. CCIs that address these challenges will produce transformative research, lead to innovation, and attract broad scientific and public interest. CCIs are agile structures that can respond rapidly to emerging opportunities through enhanced collaborations. CCIs integrate research with strong broader impacts, including innovation, education, broadening participation, and informal science communication.
We will provide an overview of the CCI Program, with focus on Phase I CCIs, that provides $1.8 million/3 yrs. to support the preliminary, team-based research and planning needed to develop a strong center proposal. The current funding opportunity is NSF 23-575, with a preliminary proposal deadline of August 10, 2023. Learn the basics of preparing a compelling preliminary proposal and some of the factors that go into assembling a great team. There will be general Q&A as well as suggestions for how to contact a Program Director for a more in-depth private discussion of your ideas.
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