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PHY Uses Solicitation for Investigator Proposals


May 31, 2017

The Physics Division uses a solicitation (NSF 17-561) that covers all its programs.  The solicitation follows the Grant Proposal Guide, but has additional requirements that pertain to one or more of the following: significant instrumentation development, long-term efforts, letters of collaboration, and proposers who anticipate having multiple sources of support,  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.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2017, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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