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Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects  (PHY)

Name Email Phone Room
Vyacheslav (Slava)  Lukin (703) 292-7382   
Alex  Cronin (703) 292-5302   
John  Gillaspy (703) 292-7173   
Michael  J. Cavagnero (703) 292-2163   
Bogdan  Mihaila (703) 292-8235   
Saul  Gonzalez Martirena (703) 292-2093   
James  Shank (703) 292-8343   
Keith  R. Dienes (703) 292-5314   
Pedro  Marronetti (703) 292-7372   
Kathleen  McCloud (703) 292-8236   
Allena  K. Opper (703) 292-8958   
Jean  Cottam Allen (703) 292-8783   
James  Whitmore (703) 292-8908   
Krastan  B. Blagoev (703) 292-4666   
Mark  Coles (703) 292-4432   


Solicitation  16-566

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Deadline Date

    October 25, 2017

    Fourth Wednesday in October, Annually Thereafter

        Physics of Living Systems

    October 25, 2017

    Last Wednesday in October, Annually Thereafter

        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

    November 13, 2017

        Nuclear Physics - Experiment and Theory

    December 7, 2017

    First Thursday in December, Annually Thereafter

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

    February 7, 2018

    First Wednesday in February, Annually Thereafter

        Accelerator Science


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

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program