Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems
Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices
ECCS Unsolicited Proposal Submission Windows
The submission window for unsolicited proposals in the ECCS Division is:
- October 1 - November 1 Annually
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the recent government shutdown, ECCS will extend its Unsolicited Proposal Submission Deadline for EPAS, EPMD, and CCSS programs to Friday, November 8th, 2013.
Apply to PD 13-1517 as follows:
For full proposals submitted via FastLane:
standard Grant Proposal Guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov:
NSF Grants.gov Application Guide; A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines apply
(Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at:
Supplement Target Date: April 1, 2014
April 1, Annually Thereafter
Full Proposal Window: October 1, 2014
November 3, 2014
October 1 - November 1, Annually Thereafter
These submission windows do not apply to workshop proposals, proposals for EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), or Rapid Response Grants (RAPID).
The Division deadline for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Supplements is April 1st. Please note: The ECCS Division has established an $8,000.00 REU limit per student. Please contact your Program Director for further details.
The ECCS Division discourages multiple proposals by the same PI and/or Co-PI within the same submission window.
The Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) program seeks to improve the fundamental understanding of devices and components based on the principles of micro- and nanoelectronics, photonics, magnetics, optoelectronics, electromechanics, electromagnetics, and related physical phenomena. The program enables discovery and innovation advancing the frontiers of nanoelectronics, spin electronics, molecular and organic electronics, bioelectronics, non-silicon electronics, flexible electronics, microwave photonics, micro/nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), sensors and actuators, power electronics, and mixed signal devices. EPMD supports related topics in quantum engineering and novel electromagnetic materials-based high frequency device solutions, radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits, and reconfigurable antennas needed for communications, telemedicine, and other wireless applications. The program supports cooperative efforts with the semiconductor industry on new nanoelectronics concepts beyond the scaling limits of silicon technology. EPMD additionally emphasizes emerging areas of diagnostic, wearable and implantable devices, and supports manipulation and measurement with nanoscale precision through new approaches to extreme ultraviolet metrology.
Proposals for the EPMD program may involve collaborative research to capture the breadth of expertise needed for such multidisciplinary integrative activities. ECCS will consider supporting a limited number of small team proposals of three or more investigators from different disciplines and/or universities.
Areas of interest include:
- Bioelectronics and Biomagnetics Devices
- Science and Engineering Beyond Moore's Law (SEBML)
- Quantum Devices
- Magnetics, Multiferroics, and Spintronics
- Sensor Devices and Technologies
- Next Generation Memories
- Nanophotonics and Plasmonics
- Advanced Sources and Detectors
- Optical Devices and Components
- Optical Devices based on Metamaterials
- Optical Imaging and Sensing
- Microwave/mm-wave/THz Devices and Components
- Nanoelectronics and Next Generation Devices
- Vacuum Devices and Electronics
- Electromagnetic Propagation and Scattering
- Metamaterials-Based Devices and Components
- Device/Circuit Simulation and Modeling
- Flexible and Printed Electronics
- Organic Light Emitting Devices and Displays
- Molecular/Organic Electronics and Photonics
- Carbon-based Electronics
- Micro and Nanoelectronics
- Energy-Efficient Green Electronics
- Fiber Optic Components and Devices
- Nonlinear and Ultrafast Photonics
- Photonic Integrated Circuits
- Optical Communications and Computing
- Quantum Optics and Optical Modeling
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program