The National Science Foundation is inviting grant applications
for experimental and theoretical research to address the fundamental
understanding of the chemistry of catalytic processes at the molecular
level. The program supports research on catalytic approaches which
facilitate, direct, and accelerate efficient chemical transformations.
This includes the design and synthesis of catalytic and pre-catalytic
species on the molecular, supramolecular, and nanometer scales; and
studies of the dynamics of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic
processes. Submissions that advance chemical catalysis and address
national needs for sustainability are of particular interest.
DEADLINE: July 31 and November 30, 2012