The CBC Program is designed to support the formation of centers that can address major, long-term basic chemical research problems. Appropriate research problems are high-risk but potentially high-impact because they will attract broad scientific and public interest. Centers are expected to be agile structures that can respond rapidly to emerging opportunities and make full use of cyber infrastructure to enhance collaborations. Center teams may include researchers from other disciplines and from academia, industry, government laboratories and international organizations. Centers will be selected through a multi-phase peer-review process. Phase I consists of a preliminary proposal that will be peer reviewed, followed by an invited full proposal to explore development of a center. Success at both steps of Phase I is an eligibility criterion for participation in
Phase II. Phase II consists of proposals seeking full-scale implementation of a CBC in FY 2008.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
NSF Publication 04-612
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