Proposal deadline: August 27, 2012
Announcement: early November 2012
The Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences provides funding for innovative projects in any area consistent with the Foundation's broad objective to advance the chemical sciences.
The Foundation encourages proposals that are judged likely to significantly advance the chemical sciences. Examples of areas of interest include (but are not limited to): the increase in public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the chemical sciences; innovative approaches to chemistry education at all levels (K-12, undergraduate, and graduate); and efforts to make chemistry careers more attractive. Research proposals are not customarily considered.
Aspects of proposals that are important are:
• broad applicability beyond the submitting institution
• specific and detailed descriptions of the chemistry associated with the proposal
• uniqueness of the project
Favorable consideration also is given to:
• a plan for sustaining this project, if relevant
• significant institutional support or other sources of funding
• evidence of expertise of the PIs and/or identified consultants
• plans to assess effectiveness, including over the longer term