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Q&As and information sessions

Special Office Hours on NSF Options to Address Helium Supply Shortage Concerns: DCL (NSF 22-088)

About this event

Recognizing the impact of recurring helium shortages, the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) and the Division of Chemistry (CHE) in the Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences recently released a Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 22-088) outlining opportunities for facilities serving the chemistry and biology communities to procure helium recovery systems.  CHE and BIO have implemented slightly different implementation timetables but envision similar procedures and review criteria. In response to substantial early interest, we have scheduled a Special Virtual Office Hour webinar from 4-5 PM (EDT) on Friday, June 10, to provide a quick briefing from program staff in both areas, followed by extensive Q&A to help community members prepare for and take advantage of this opportunity. Anyone planning to pursue this funding opportunity is urged to participate in the webinar.

Pre-registration is required using this link:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Attendees requiring closed captioning should contact the Chemistry division at ncarey@nsf.gov at least 48 hours in advance to ensure that this service is available.


For those unable to attend, slides will be posted on our CHE Office Hour website: