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Division of Physics

Kathleen McCloud, (703) 292-8236
Room 1015 N

17-561  Program Solicitation

Full Proposal Deadline Date

    Wed Oct 25 00:00:00 EDT 2017

    Last Wednesday in October, Annually Thereafter

Supports activities in conjunction with NSF-wide programs such as Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), and programs aimed at women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Further information about all of these programs and activities is available in the Crosscutting Investment Strategies section of the NSF Guide to Programs.

The program also supports activities that seek to improve the education and training of physics students (both undergraduate and graduate), such as curriculum development or physics education research directed towards upper-level or graduate physics courses, and activities that are not included in specific programs elsewhere within NSF. The program supports research at the interface between physics and other disciplines and extending to emerging areas. Broadening activities related to research at the interface with other fields, possibly not normally associated with physics, also may be considered.


The Physics Division has replaced its annual Dear Colleague Letter (the most recent version was NSF 12-068) with a solicitation: Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (NSF 14-576).

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. 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.

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
Major Research Instrumentation Program
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Small Business Technology Transfer Program - FY 2011

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
Research Experiences for Undergraduates

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

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



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