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


Name Email Phone Room
James  Shank jshank@nsf.gov (703) 292-8343   
Saul  Gonzalez Martirena sgonzale@nsf.gov (703) 292-2093   
Vyacheslav (Slava)  Lukin vlukin@nsf.gov (703) 292-7382  1015 N  
John  Gillaspy jgillasp@nsf.gov (703) 292-7173   
Ann  Orel aorel@nsf.gov (703) 292-2163   
Bogdan  Mihaila bmihaila@nsf.gov (703) 292-8235   
Brian  Meadows bmeadows@nsf.gov (703) 292-4847   
Keith  R. Dienes kdienes@nsf.gov (703) 292-5314  1015 N  
Pedro  Marronetti pmarrone@nsf.gov (703) 292-7372   
Kathleen  McCloud kmccloud@nsf.gov (703) 292-8236   
Allena  K. Opper aopper@nsf.gov (703) 292-8958   
Kenneth  Hicks khicks@nsf.gov (703) 292-8095   
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   


Solicitation  15-579

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR § 200). Please be advised that the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Deadline Date:  October 28, 2015

Physics of Living Systems

Fourth Wednesday in October, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  October 28, 2015

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 13, 2015

Nuclear Physics - Experiment and Theory

Second Friday in November, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  December 3, 2015

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

First Thursday in December, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  February 3, 2016

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 - Experiment

Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics - Theory

Elementary Particle Physics - Experiment

Elementary Particle Physics - Theory

Gravitational Physics - Experiment

Gravitational Physics - Theory

Integrative Activities in Physics

Nuclear Physics - Experiment

Nuclear Physics - Theory

Particle Astrophysics - Experiment

Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology - Theory

Physics of Living Systems



Focused Research Hubs in Theoretical Physics

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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