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Division of Physics

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

Name Email Phone Room
Krastan  B. Blagoev (703) 292-4666   
Mark  Coles (703) 292-4432   
Jean  Cottam Allen (703) 292-8783   
Alex  Cronin (703) 292-5302   
Keith  R. Dienes (703) 292-5314   
Julio  R. Gea-Banacloche (703) 292-7936   
John  Gillaspy (703) 292-7173   
Saul  Gonzalez Martirena (703) 292-2093   
Vyacheslav (Slava)  Lukin (703) 292-7382   
Pedro  Marronetti (703) 292-7372   
Kathleen  McCloud (703) 292-8236   
Bogdan  Mihaila (703) 292-8235   
Allena  K. Opper (703) 292-8958   
Randal  Ruchti (703) 292-7210   
Stephen  H. Southworth (703) 292-5043   
James  H. Thomas (703) 292-2911   
James  Whitmore (703) 292-8908   


Solicitation  18-564

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 19-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Deadline Date

    November 27, 2019

    Fourth Wednesday in November, Annually Thereafter

        AMO - Theory and Experiment; Gravitational Physics - Theory and Experiment; LIGO Research Support; Integrative Activities in Physics

    December 3, 2019

    First Tuesday in December, Annually Thereafter

        Nuclear Physics - Theory and Experiment; Elementary Particle Physics - Experiment; Particle Astrophysics - Experiment [Computational Physics: starting December 2019]

    December 10, 2019

    Second Tuesday in December, Annually Thereafter

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


The Division of Physics (PHY) supports physics research and the preparation of future scientists 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: 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.

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program