Division of Materials Research
Condensed Matter Physics
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standard Grant Proposal Guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov:
NSF Grants.gov Application Guide; A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines apply
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Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2014
October 31, 2014
September 1 - October 31, Annually Thereafter
If the closing date for the submission window falls on a weekend, the closing date moves to the following Monday. The last date of the submission window is an absolute deadline date and proposals must be received by NSF by 5:00 p.m. submitter's local time on that date.
The submission window applies to unsolicited proposals submitted to DMR programs, except for the following which may be submitted at any time during the year: Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID), EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), proposals for workshops or conferences, proposals to the DMR National Facilities Program, and supplements to existing grants. For proposals submitted in response to special announcements or solicitations, the deadline dates specified in the announcement or solicitation apply.
We strongly advise Principal Investigators and Sponsored Research Offices to submit early and avoid a last-minute rush, which can cause problems in timely and correct transmission to NSF.
DMR discourages the submission of more than one proposal from the same Principal Investigator during the proposal-submission window.
The Condensed Matter Physics program supports experimental, as well as combined experiment and theory projects investigating the fundamental physics behind phenomena exhibited by condensed matter systems. Representative research areas in such systems include: 1) phenomena at the nano- to macro-scale including: transport, magnetic, and optical phenomena; classical and quantum phase transitions; localization; electronic, magnetic, and lattice structure or excitations; superconductivity; and nonlinear dynamics. 2) low-temperature physics: quantum fluids and solids; 1D & 2D electron systems. 3) soft condensed matter: partially ordered fluids, granular and colloid physics, and 4) understanding the fundamental physics of new states of matter as well as the physical behavior of condensed matter under extreme conditions e.g., low temperatures, high pressures, and high magnetic fields. Questions of current interest that span these research areas are: How and why do complex macroscopic phenomena emerge from simple interacting microscopic constituents? What new physics occurs far from equilibrium and why? What is the physics behind the behavior of matter confined to the nanoscale in one or more dimensions? What is the physics of spin systems and quantum states of matter that could lead to their coherent manipulation and control?
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT) (NSF 14-548)
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program (NSF 14-532)
Dear Colleague Letter: Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (NSF 14-020)
Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development (NSF 13-517)
Dear Colleague Letter: FY 2013 Career-Life Balance (CLB)-Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Supplemental Funding Requests (NSF 13-075)
Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) (NSF 12-513)
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program (NSF 08-557)
Research in Undergraduate Institutions (NSF 00-144)
Supply and Demand of Helium-3
Time Window for submitting unsolicited proposals to DMR Programs
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Disciplinary Research Activities
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program