Chemical Synthesis

Incentive Type: Grant Program
Infrastructure, Technology, Research
Eligible Sector:
Financial Incentive
Time Period:
FY 2015
Governing Body: National Science Foundation
What’s it worth?: Not mentioned

The Chemical Synthesis program was establish new, efficient synthetic methodologies to synthesize complex and challenging molecules. Typical targets include:

  • Novel structures
  • Structures displaying unique properties
  • Structures providing pathways to discoveries and new phenomena

Eligible research projects include:

  • Development of innovated reagents
  • Catalysts for synthetic transformations
  • Discovery of new synthetic methods
  • Target-oriented synthesis
  • Green synthesis
  • Synthesis of structures that are:

– Novel organic
– Organometallic
– Inorganic

The research objective to study target systems properties are not supported by this grant program.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awards approximately 11,000 grants every year typically range between $100,000 and $500,000. All applications must be submitted electronically through the website during target dates and before the deadline and the title should specify ‘CDS&E’ to distinguish it from regular CTMC proposals. To successfully submit on the website, applicants must also have a DUNS number, an identification number from the NSF, and SAM registration. Eligible participants include:

  • Universities & Colleges
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • For-profit organizations
  • State & Local Governments
  • Unaffiliated Individuals
  • Foreign organizations
  • Other Federal Agencies

Eligible applicants typically will submit a letter of intent expressing interest in the program and intention to apply; absence of a letter of intent will result in a rejection of a full proposal. After submitting a letter of intent eligible applicants will be invited to submit a preliminary proposal or full proposal depending on the history of the applicant and the information received from the letter of intent. A full proposal includes:

  • General Information
  • Certifications
  • Necessary Proprietary or Privileged Information
  • Cover Sheet
  • Project Summary
  • Table of Contents
  • Project Narrative
  • Supporting References
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Budget
  • Current and Pending Support
  • Available resources
  • Data Management Plan
  • Postdoctoral Mentoring Plan (if applicable)