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FUNDING > Nuclear Physics - Theory

Division of Physics

Bogdan Mihaila, (703) 292-8235
Room 1015 N

17-561  Program Solicitation

Full Proposal Deadline Date

    Fri Nov 10 00:00:00 EST 2017

    Second Friday in November, Annually Thereafter

    Mon Nov 13 00:00:00 EST 2017

The nuclear theory program encompasses the structure and reactions of nuclei, and of hadrons in few-nucleon and nuclear environments, and the quark/gluon substructure expressed by Quantum Chromodynamics. Supported research includes contributions to fundamental theoretical aspects of nuclear physics, as well as model building and applications to astrophysical phenomena and to experimental programs at facilities such as the National Superconducting Collider Laboratory, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, and the Jefferson Laboratory. This includes formulating new approaches for theoretical, computational, and experimental research that explore the fundamental laws of physics and the behavior of physical systems; formulating quantitative hypotheses; exploring and analyzing the implications of such hypotheses analytically and computationally; and interpreting the results of experiments. Some awards are co-funded with other programs in the Physics Division and in other divisions.


Proposals to the Physics Division must be submitted through the Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects solicitation.

The solicitation follows most of the requirements in the Grant Proposal Guide, but has additional requirements that relate primarily to proposers who anticipate having multiple sources of support, and proposals involving significant instrumentation development, and proposals with letters of collaboration. The solicitation also has deadlines instead of target dates.
All proposals submitted to the Physics Division that are not governed by another solicitation (such as CAREER) should be submitted to this solicitation; otherwise they will be returned without review.
Important Information for Proposers in FY17:
In FY17, The Theoretical Nuclear Physics Program will be participating in a pilot program that will employ a streamlined initial budget process for proposals. Please see the Important Information for FY17 at the top of the page.

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects
THEORETICAL PHYSICS: Funding Opportunities

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


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