Environmental Engineering and Sustainability 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 Environmental Engineering and Sustainability (EES) Cluster is home to three programs with a mission to promote and encourage transformative research in sustainable engineering and systems that support the natural environment. EES programs seek projects that identify, monitor, and mitigate impacts of human activities, advance resource and energy conservation and recovery, investigate the interface between nanoparticles and surrounding environments to elucidate impacts and/or develop novel applications, and support cost-effective solutions to protect ecological and human health in a sustainable manner. The EES Cluster has multiple topics that cross programs both within CBET and throughout NSF.

Program contacts

Nora F. Savage
Program Director
nosavage@nsf.gov (703) 292-7949 ENG/CBET
Karl J. Rockne
Program Director
krockne@nsf.gov (703) 292-5356
Bruce Hamilton
Program Director
bhamilto@nsf.gov (703) 292-7066 ENG/CBET
James W. Jones
Program Director
jwjones@nsf.gov (703) 292-4458 ENG/CBET
Brandi Schottel
bschotte@nsf.gov (703) 292-4798 ENG/CBET
Trenita Y. Howard
Program Support
thoward@nsf.gov (703) 292-7041
Elinor B. Bruno
Program Support
ebruno@nsf.gov (703) 292-8963 ENG/CBET