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Vyacheslav (Slava) Lukin
vlukin@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7382

Alex Cronin
acronin@nsf.gov, (703) 292-5302

John Gillaspy
jgillasp@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7173

Michael J. Cavagnero
mcavagne@nsf.gov, (703) 292-2163

Bogdan Mihaila
bmihaila@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8235

Saul Gonzalez Martirena
sgonzale@nsf.gov, (703) 292-2093

James Shank
jshank@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8343

Keith R. Dienes
kdienes@nsf.gov, (703) 292-5314

Pedro Marronetti
pmarrone@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7372

Kathleen McCloud
kmccloud@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8236

Kenneth Hicks
khicks@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8095

Allena K. Opper
aopper@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8958

Jean Cottam Allen
jcallen@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8783

James Whitmore
jwhitmor@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8908

Krastan B. Blagoev
kblagoev@nsf.gov, (703) 292-4666

Mark Coles
mcoles@nsf.gov, (703) 292-4432

Solicitation 16-566

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  October 26, 2016

Physics of Living Systems

Fourth Wednesday in October, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  October 26, 2016

Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics - Experiment and Theory; Elementary Particle Physics - Experiment; Gravitational Physics - Experiment and Theory; Integrative Activities in Physics; and Particle Astrophysics - Experiment

Last Wednesday in October, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  November 11, 2016

Nuclear Physics - Experiment and Theory

Second Friday in November, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  December 1, 2016

Elementary Particle Physics - Theory; Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology - Theory; Quantum Information Science

First Thursday in December, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  February 1, 2017

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 and Optical Physics; Computational Physics; Elementary Particle Physics; Gravitational Physics; Integrative Activities in Physics; Nuclear Physics; Particle Astrophysics; Physics of Living Systems; Plasma Physics (supported under a separate solicitation); and Quantum Information Science.

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
Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics - Theory
Elementary Particle Physics - Experiment
Gravitational Physics - Experiment
Gravitational Physics - Theory
Nuclear Physics - Theory
Particle Astrophysics - Experiment
Quantum Information Science

Focused Research Hubs in Theoretical Physics

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

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