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June 18, 2014 - Attention FY2015 CAREER applicants: Please note the new minimum CAREER award size for the Directorate for Engineering beginning in the FY15 competition (July 22, 2014 deadline), described in Dear Colleague Letter NSF 14-062.

Usha Varshney
uvarshne@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8339
Room 525 N

John M. Zavada
jzavada@nsf.gov, (703) 292-4555
Room 525 N

Anupama Kaul
akaul@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8153
Room 525 N

Dimitris Pavlidis
dpavlidi@nsf.gov, (703) 292-2216
Room 525 N

Dominique Dagenais
ddagenai@nsf.gov, (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 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: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)

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 Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) Program seeks to improve the fundamental understanding of devices and components based on the principles of micro- and nano-electronics, optics and photonics, optoelectronics, magnetics, electromechanics, electromagnetics, and related physical phenomena. The program enables discovery and innovation advancing the frontiers of nanoelectronics, spin electronics, molecular and organic electronics, bioelectronics, biomagnetics, non-silicon electronics, and flexible electronics. The Optics & Photonics component of EPMD supports research and engineering efforts leading to significant advances in novel optical sources and photodetectors, optical communication devices, photonic integrated circuits, single-photon quantum devices, and nanophotonics. Related areas of interest include novel optical imaging and sensing applications and solar cell photovoltaics. The Electronics & Magnetic component of EPMD addresses advances in energy-efficient electronics, sensors, low-noise, power electronics, and mixed signal devices. EPMD supports related topics in quantum devices and novel electromagnetic materials-based device solutions from DC to high-frequency, millimeter-wave and THz, monolithic integrated circuits built with them, and electromagnetic effects, components needed for communications, telemedicine, and other wireless applications. Wide bandgap semiconductor devices, device design, processing and characterization, as well as metamaterial and plasmonic based devices are of interest.   Novel electronic, photonic and magnetic devices with organic, inorganic or hybrid materials on conformable or transparent substrates are also of interest, as are carbon-based and emerging 2D atomic-layered materials for electronic, photonic, magnetic, energy harvesting and other related device application areas.  Interest extends to novel ideas for next generation of memory devices.

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 real-time measurement with nanoscale precision through new approaches to imaging and 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
  • Magnetics, Spin Electronics and Quantum Devices
  • Sensor Device Technologies
  • Next Generation Memories

Dimitris Pavlidis

  • Microwave/mm-Wave/THz Devices & Components, Electromagnetic Effects and Components based on them
  • Nanoelectronics & Next Generation Devices, Semiconductor Material - Device Interaction and Reliability
  • Widebandgap Semiconductors and Devices, Circuits, Device/Circuit Simulation & Modeling
    Electromagnetic Propagation and Scattering
  • Metamaterial and Plasmonic-Based Devices  & Components

Anupama Kaul

  • Flexible, Printed and Organic Electronics & Photonics
  • Carbon-based Electronics
  • Beyond” graphene 2D materials and devices
  • Nano-electronics and Energy-Efficient electronics

Optics and Photonics Group (John Zavada & Dominique Dagenais)

  • Nanophotonics, Metamaterials & Plamonics
  • Advanced Optical Sources & Photo-detectors
  • Nonlinear & Ultrafast Photonics
  • Photonics Integrated Circuits
  • Optical Communication Components
  • Single-photon and Quantum Devices
  • Optical Imaging & Sensing
  • Solar Cells & Photovoltaic Components 

Quantum, Molecular and High Performance Modeling and Simulation for Devices and Systems (QMHP) (Paul Werbos/EPCN)

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