NSF RFP for EPA/NSF Networks for Characterizing Chemical Life Cycle (NCCLCs)

NU LIMITED SUBMISSION RULES can be found athttp://www.northeastern.edu/research/funding/limited-submissions/


TITLE:  EPA/NSF Networks for Characterizing Chemical Life Cycle (NCCLCs)
NSF 13-524, published 20 February  2013

URL:  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13524/nsf13524.htm

DUE:  18 March 2013

LIMITS:  Only one award from NU permitted.  Please see NU rules for limited proposal submission above and inform Wittmann (-3836) of your plans to submit as soon as possible, and submit a white paper for internal competition no later than Friday, 22 February 2013

AWARD:   2 to 4 awards totaling $2M to $12M,  funded by either EPA or NSF.  Each award is limited to a maximum of $1,250,000 per year for four years (or $5,000,000 total, including direct and indirect costs).

SCOPE:  This solicitation is jointly sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Chemistry (CHE) to encourage synergy and enhance cooperation in examining the life cycles of synthetic chemicals and materials as they relate to their manufacture, use, transport, and disposal or recycle. The Networks for Characterizing Chemical Life Cycle (NCCLCs) will promote development of trans-disciplinary, systems- and molecular-level understanding of the life cycle of important (relevant) synthetic chemicals and materials (including nanomaterials) as these distribute and are potentially altered through use in society and interaction with the built and natural environments. For this solicitation, “chemicals” refers broadly to any and all materials, compounds, and individual chemicals or mixtures of chemicals, including nanomaterials. Advances resulting from these Networks are expected to provide methods and tools for characterizing and predicting environmental and health implications of chemical manufacture and use across the life cycle.   Networks will develop strong mentoring and training activities (which include broadening participation elements) for undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral associates. Other educational activities, such as informal science communication and the education of K-12 students or the public, are encouraged. It is expected that research teams in the NCCLC awarded under this solicitation will coordinate / communicate with the funded research networks from the EPA/NSF Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis (NSMDS) solicitation (see: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504822).
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