Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

Date Due: 02/08/18

Amount: $75,000

Summary: The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor’s or higher degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2012. Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity. Undergraduate education is an important component. Institutions may submit only one Camille Dreyfus nomination annually. Renominations are accepted.

Keywords: chemistry, education, research

Notes: ASU can nominate only one candidate. Limited Submissions will announce a competition as the time gets closer.

Limitations: ASU can submit only one nomination. Nominees must hold a full-time, tenure-track academic appointment

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NSF – Chemical Synthesis (SYN)

Date Due: 09/30/17

Amount: Not Specified

Summary: The Chemical Synthesis program focuses on the development of new, efficient synthetic methodologies and on the synthesis of complex and/or challenging molecules.  Typical synthetic targets involve novel structures, structures displaying unique properties, or structures providing pathways to discover and elucidate new phenomena.  Examples of supported research areas include the development of innovative reagents, catalysts for synthetic transformations, discovery of new synthetic methods, target-oriented synthesis, green synthesis, and synthesis of novel organic, organometallic, and inorganic structures.

Research in this program will generate fundamental knowledge of chemical synthesis that enables the development of new avenues of basic chemical research and transformative technologies. Submissions that address national needs for sustainability are encouraged.  Examples include the development of new synthetic methods using earth-abundant and inexpensive chemicals, fundamental studies that improve our understanding of rare earth elements, and the conversion of non-petroleum based resources into useful building blocks.

Keywords: chemistry, innovation

Solicitation number: PD 09-6878

~Due date is  09/30/17, annually thereafter


NSF — Chemistry of Life Processes (CLP)

Date Due: 10/31/17, annually thereafter

Amount: Not Specified

Summary: The Chemistry of Life Processes (CLP) Program supports investigations at the interface of Chemistry and Biology in which the primary knowledge contributions and innovations are in the chemistry aspects of the project; for example, in the study of molecular structure and reaction mechanism of biologically important systems.

The research supported by CLP addresses the fundamental chemistry involved in the function of biomolecules and that of molecules used in probing biological systems. Projects typically employ experimental and/or theoretical approaches to study the chemistry of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates or lipids.  The scope of the research and the methods used to conduct the research are intrinsically interdisciplinary.

Keywords: biology, chemistry

Notes: CLP is interested in understanding function rather than malfunction or dysfunction.

Solicitation number: PD 09-6833



NSF — Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS)

Date Due: 10/31/17

Amount: Not Specified

Summary: The Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS) Program supports basic research in chemistry that promotes the understanding of natural and anthropogenic chemical processes in our environment.  Projects supported by this program enable fundamentally new avenues of basic research and transformative technologies. The program is particularly interested in studying molecular phenomena on surfaces and interfaces in order to understand the inherently complex and heterogeneous environment.

Projects utilize advanced experimental, modeling and computational approaches, as well as developing new approaches.  Topics include studies of environmental surfaces and interfaces under laboratory conditions, the fundamental properties of water and water solutions important in environmental processes, dissolution, composition, origin and behavior of molecular scale systems under a variety of naturally occurring environmental conditions, chemical reactivity of synthetic nanoparticles and their molecular level interactions with the environment, and application of theoretical models and computational approaches to discover and predict environmental phenomena at the molecular scale.

Keywords: environment, chemistry, water

Solicitation number: PD 09-6882

~Due date is 10/31/17, annually thereafter