Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods

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 Theory Models and Computational Methods grant program was designed to finance research and development projects focusing on emerging areas of chemical research. Efforts of this program is expected to support developing new theoretical and computational methodologies with the ability to be broadly applicable in challenging chemical problems. Eligible research projects include:

  • Innovative additions and modifications to broaden applicability
  • Electronic structure
  • Quantum reaction dynamics
  • Statistical mechanics
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Simulation
  • Modeling techniques of molecular systems

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)