Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials Program in CBET/Engineering Eliminates Submission Target Dates

Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials Program in CBET/Engineering Eliminates Submission Target Dates

May 31, 2017
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The Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials Program in the Division of Chemical, Biological, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) has, as of April 2017, eliminated target dates and will accept proposals for consideration at any time.

To allow time to adapt to the "open submission – no deadline" guidelines, new proposals will be considered for review after July 20, 2017.

(All other submissions to other programs or other funding opportunities within the division will continue to follow the deadlines outlined in their respective solicitations and webpages. This includes proposals submitted to this program under the CAREER solicitation.)

By accepting proposals at any time, investigators will have greater opportunities to prepare proposals, build strong collaborations, and think more creatively resulting in more complex, interdisciplinary projects that have the potential to dramatically advance science. We anticipate that the elimination of deadlines will increase proposal success rate and reduce the burden on institutions and the community by expanding the submission period over the course of the year, as opposed to the previous 20-day window in October.

With this change, the Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials Program will implement new guidelines, in which a declined proposal (or reasonable facsimile of that proposal/topic by the same investigator) is ineligible for resubmission until a minimum of one year has passed from the date of its initial submission.

Details: NSF 17-085

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