Centers for Chemical Innovation

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Centers for Chemical Innovation: The Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) Program supportsresearch centersfocused on major, long-term fundamental chemical researchchallenges.CCIs that addressthese challenges will produce transformative research, lead to innovation, and attract broad scientific and public interest. CCIs are agile structures that can respond rapidly to emerging opportunities and make full use of data infrastructure and other approaches to enhance collaborations.CCIs may partner with researchers fromindustry, government laboratories and international organizations. CCIs integrate research, innovation, education, broadening participation, andinformal science communication.


The CCI Program is a two-phase program. Both phases are described in this solicitation. Phase I CCIs receive significant resources to develop the science, management and broader impacts of a major research center before requesting Phase II funding. Satisfactory progress in Phase I is required for Phase II applications; Phase I proposals funded in FY 2017 will seek Phase II funding in FY 2020.


The FY 2017 Phase I CCI competition is open to projects in all fields supported by the Division of Chemistry, and must have focus and impact in chemistry.This solicitation also covers the renewal application of the Phase II CCI initiated in FY 2012: the Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CCHF).
Federal Grant Title: Centers for Chemical Innovation
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 16-568
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 323077, 323078
CFDA Descriptions: Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Current Application Deadline: Oct 11, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Oct 11, 2016
Posted Date: May 26, 2016
Creation Date: May 26, 2016
Archive Date: Apr 13, 2017
Total Program Funding: $5,800,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: none
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $4,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
*Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following:
-Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.
-Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.

*Who May Serve as PI:

While these proposals will reflect the research of many investigators, only the name of the Principal Investigator (PI) should appear on the cover sheet. All other investigators are considered Faculty Associates (non-coPI senior personnel). An investigator may participate (as PI or senior personnel) in only oneCCI proposal submitted to this competition. The PI must be affiliated with an eligible submitting organization.


The Phase II eligibility is limited to renewal of an existing CCI initiated in FY 2012.
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