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Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP)

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Important Information for Proposers

Any proposal submitted in response to this funding opportunity should be submitted in accordance with the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. The NSF PAPPG is regularly revised and it is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets the requirements specified in this solicitation and the applicable version of the PAPPG. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

Supports individual or small team research projects within the Division of Chemistry's disciplinary research programs.


This solicitation applies to six (of the nine) CHE Disciplinary Research Programs: Chemical Catalysis (CAT); Chemical Measurement and Imaging (CMI); Chemical Structure Dynamics and Mechanisms-B (CSDM-B); Chemical Synthesis (SYN); Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS); and Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry (MSN).

All proposals submitted to these six CHE Disciplinary Research Programs (other than the following exceptions) must be submitted through this solicitation, otherwise they will be returned without review.


  • Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) proposals should be submitted through the CAREER solicitation (https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214) by the CAREER deadline date specified.

  • Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) proposals should be submitted through the RUI/ROA solicitation (https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5518) during the window for the appropriate CHE Disciplinary Research Program. In addition to the requirements of the RUI program, proposals should follow the guidance in this solicitation.

  • Proposals for Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID), Research Advanced by Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (RAISE), and conferences can be submitted anytime after consultation with the cognizant NSF Program Officer.

  • Supplemental funding requests to existing grants can be submitted anytime after consultation with the cognizant NSF Program Officer. Until this capability is implemented in Research.gov, supplemental funding requests must still be prepared and submitted via FastLane.

Program contacts

Complete lists of CHE staff associated with each program are listed on the Program Pages (see links in Section II).

For CMI: Kelsey D. Cook
kcook@nsf.gov (703) 292-7490 MPS/CHE
For CSDM-B: Tingyu Li
tli@nsf.gov (703) 292-4949 MPS/CHE
For ECS: Anne-Marie Schmoltner
aschmolt@nsf.gov (703) 292-4716 MPS/CHE
For MSN: Suk-Wah Tam-Chang
stamchan@nsf.gov (703) 292-8684 MPS/CHE
For CAT: Kenneth G. Moloy
kmoloy@nsf.gov (703) 292-8441 MPS/CHE
For SYN: Jin K. Cha
jcha@nsf.gov (703) 292-2461

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