Funding Opportunity: NSF-DFG Lead Agency Activity in Electrosynthesis and Electrocatalysis (NSF 20-578)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Title: NSF-DFG Lead Agency Activity in Electrosynthesis and Electrocatalysis (NSF 20-578)
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327161
Proposal Type: Expression of Interest Deadline: 7/01/2020
Proposal Type: Full Proposal Deadline: 9/30/2020
Funding range: $500,000 (“$2,000,000 to $5,000,000 and expected to make 4-10 awards”)
Topics: NSF and DFG (Germany) are interested in providing joint support for research in “novel and fundamental electrochemical reactions and studies addressing transformations in organic and polymer synthesis, water splitting (hydrogen/oxygen evolution), and nitrogen reduction (ammonia production). Relevant activities include, but are not limited to, mechanistic studies; catalyst design, synthesis, and characterization; computational modeling, theory, and simulation; and experimental tool development. For fundamental engineering science projects, we are interested in studies involving reaction engineering, reactor system design, and component or device scale studies as examples that provide fundamental knowledge supporting scale-up of systems. In addition, fundamental engineering science projects involving alternative (to thermal) activation mechanisms such as microwaves (e.g. microwave assisted catalysis) and low temperature plasmas (e.g. plasma-assisted catalysis) are welcomed.”


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