NSF Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs - deadlines Sept. and Oct.


National Science Foundation Dir. for Mathematical and Physical Sciences

NSF Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs 


All proposals submitted to these nine CHE Disciplinary Research Programs (other than the following exceptions) must be submitted through this solicitation, otherwise they will be returned without review:
Chemical Catalysis (CAT);
Chemical Measurement and Imaging (CMI);
Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms-A (CSDM-A);
Chemical Structure Dynamics and Mechanisms-B (CSDM-B);
Chemical Synthesis (SYN);
Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods (CTMC);
Chemistry of Life Processes (CLP); Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS); and
Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry (MSN).


  • Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) proposals should be submitted through the CAREER solicitation (NSF 17-537) 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 (NSF 14-579) during the window for the appropriate CHE Disciplinary Research Program.
  • 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 via the PAPPG with the approval of the cognizant NSF Program Officer.
  • Supplemental funding requests to existing grants can be submitted anytime with the approval of the cognizant NSF Program Officer.