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Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems

Usha Varshney, (703) 292-8339
Room 525 N

John M. Zavada, (703) 292-4555
Room 525 N

Anupama Kaul, (703) 292-8153
Room 525 N

Dimitris Pavlidis, (703) 292-2216
Room 525 N

Dominique Dagenais, (703) 292-2980
Room 525 N

Apply to PD 13-1517 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard Grant Proposal Guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via NSF Application Guide; A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Guidelines apply (Note: The NSF Application Guide is available on the website and on the NSF website at:

Important Notice to Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.

A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.

Full Proposal Window:  October 1, 2014 - November 3, 2014

October 1 - November 1, Annually Thereafter

Supplement Target Date:  April 1, 2015

REU/RET Supplements

April 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:

Usha Varshney

  • 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

John Zavada

  • Nanophotonics and Plasmonics
  • Advanced Sources and Detectors
  • Optical Devices and Components
  • Optical Devices based on Metamaterials
  • Optical Imaging and Sensing

Dimitris Pavlidis

  • 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

Anupama Kaul

  • 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

Dominique Dagenais

  • 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)



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