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Raymond J. Walker, (703) 292-8519
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Nigel A. Sharp, (703) 292-4905
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Ruey-Hung Chen, (703) 292-8695
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Siu Au Lee, (703) 292-7173
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Ann Orel, (703) 292-2163
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Ann Satsangi, (301) 903-9707

Sean Finnegan, (301) 903-4920

Nirmol Podder, (301) 903-9536

Department of Energy Contacts:

Sean Finnegan, Program Manager, Fusion Energy Sciences, DOE/SC/FES, telephone: (301) 903-4920, email:

Nirmol  Podder, Program Manager, Fusion Energy Sciences, DOE/SC/FES, telephone: (301) 903-9536, email:

Ann J. Satsangi, Program Manager, Fusion Energy Sciences, DOE/SC/FES, telephone: (301) 903-9707, email:

Solicitation 13-596

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 Target Date:  October 2, 2015

First Friday in October, Annually Thereafter

The Directorates for Engineering (Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental & Transport Systems), Geosciences (Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences) and Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Divisions of Astronomical Sciences and Physics) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Office of Science/Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (SC/FES) of the Department of Energy (DOE) are continuing in FY2014 the joint Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering begun in FY1997 and continued in FY2000, FY2003, FY2006 and FY2009. As stated in the original solicitations (NSF 97-39, NSF 99-159, NSF 02-84, NSF 05-619, NSF 09-596), which are superseded by the present solicitation, the goal of the initiative is to enhance plasma research and education in this broad, multidisciplinary field by coordinating efforts and combining resources of the two agencies. The current solicitation also encourages submission of proposals to perform basic plasma experiments on the Large Aperture Plasma Device (LAPD) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a unique user facility designed to serve the needs of the broader plasma community.

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