Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS)
NSF - National Science Foundation (PD 19-9102)
- Rolling; see specific divisions for specific deadlines
- Amount: varies
- Duration: varies
This program seeks to support sustainability research that encompasses the design, manufacture and use of efficient, effective, safe and more environmentally-benign products and processes; stimulates innovation across all sectors to design and discover new chemicals and materials, production processes, and product stewardship practices; and, increases performance and value while meeting the goals of protecting and enhancing human health and the environment. In order to address these challenges, the program aims to identify opportunities for innovation in a wide range of contributing disciplines as well as integrative activities. This program encourages the development of new experimental and theoretical/modeling approaches that will aid in both reductionist and whole-systems approaches.
This program welcomes proposals in any area of research supported through the participating divisions that address the topics outlined below. The selected topics are of particular interest to core disciplinary programs in the participating divisions and do not include all funding opportunities and priorities in the area or sustainability at NSF. Proposals are submitted to the relevant core Programs indicated below in the participating Divisions, and all questions regarding proposals should be addressed by the cognizant Program Officers to which submission is contemplated. Proposals should be submitted with the “CAS:” prefix in the title. Interested divisions are:
The Division of Chemistry (CHE/MPS)
The Division of Materials Research (DMR/MPS)
The Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems Division (CBET/ENG)
The Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI/ENG)
The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR/GEO)
Note: The due date for any proposal is the due date for submission to that program in that division; direct access to those Program Descriptions are available through the URL listed below. Proposals that are submitted to a specific Division outside the proposal window or target date for the program in that Division may be returned as non-compliant.
The contacts listed on the CAS page are the designated Division-level representatives for the CAS program. The appropriate contact for a specific program participating in CAS can be found through the program hyperlinks listed under “Related Programs.”