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Krastan B. Blagoev, (703) 292-4666

Jean Cottam Allen, (703) 292-8783

John Gillaspy, (703) 292-7173

Steven J. Gitomer, (703) 292-2183

Kenneth Hicks, (703) 292-8095

Pedro Marronetti, (703) 292-7372

Kathleen McCloud, (703) 292-8236

Bogdan Mihaila, (703) 292-8235

Allena K. Opper, (703) 292-8958

Ann Orel, (703) 292-2163

James Shank, (703) 292-8343

Marc Sher, (703) 292-5314

James Whitmore, (703) 292-8908

Solicitation 14-576

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 Deadline Date:  October 29, 2014

Experimental Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics; Nuclear Physics; Elementary Particle Physics; Particle Astrophysics; Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics; Gravitational Physics; and Education and Interdisciplinary Research

Last Wednesday in October, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  November 14, 2014

Theoretical Nuclear Physics

Second Friday in November, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  December 4, 2014

Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics; Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology; Physics at the Information Frontier (Computational Physics, Quantum Information Science)

First Thursday in December, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  February 4, 2015

Accelerator Science

First Wednesday in February, Annually Thereafter

The Division of Physics (PHY) supports physics research and education in the nation’s colleges and universities across a broad range of physics disciplines that span scales of space and time from the largest to the smallest and the oldest to the youngest.  The Division is comprised of disciplinary programs covering experimental and theoretical research in the following major subfields of physics: Accelerator Science; Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics; Computational Physics; Elementary Particle Physics; Gravitational Physics; Nuclear Physics; Particle Astrophysics; Physics of Living Systems; Quantum Information Science; Education and Interdisciplinary Research.

Additional Information

The Physics Division strongly encourages single proposal submission for possible co-review rather than multiple submissions of proposals with slight differences to several programs. 

Accelerator Science
Experimental Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
Experimental Elementary Particle Physics
Experimental Gravitational Physics
Experimental Nuclear Physics
Integrative Activities in Physics
Particle Astrophysics
Physics at the Information Frontier
Physics of Living Systems
Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics
Theoretical Gravitational Physics
Theoretical Nuclear Physics
Theoretical Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology

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