Engineering Biology and Health Cluster

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


The Engineering Biology and Health (EBH) Cluster consists of five programs that focus on the integration of engineering and life sciences to solve problems affecting humanity. The EBH Cluster supports engineering research to improve human health and the understanding of biological and physiological systems. This includes efforts to promote novel and reproducible systems for detection, screening, and modeling in cells and tissues, stimulating advancements in synthetic biology and biomanufacturing, and improving quality of life through technologies and devices. The EBH Cluster has multiple topics that cross programs both within CBET and throughout NSF.

Program contacts

See program guidelines for contact information.

Leon Esterowitz
Program Director (703) 292-7942 ENG/CBET
Stephanie George (703) 292-7825 ENG/CBET
Grace M. Hwang (703) 292-4271 ENG/CBET
Steven W. Peretti (703) 292-7029 ENG/CBET
Aleksandr L. Simonian (703) 292-2191 ENG/CBET
Steven M. Zehnder (703) 292-7014 ENG/CBET
Jasmine A. Smith
Program Support (703) 292-5397 ENG/CBET