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Division of Physics

Experimental Elementary Particle Physics  (EPP)

CONTACTS

Name Email Phone Room
Saul  Gonzalez Martirena sgonzale@nsf.gov (703) 292-2093  1015 N  
Randal  C. Ruchti rruchti@nsf.gov (703) 292-4847  1015 N  

PROGRAM GUIDELINES


14-576  Program Solicitation

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  October 29, 2014

Last Wednesday in October, Annually Thereafter

SYNOPSIS

Apply to NSF 14-576

Particle physics plays an essential role in the broader enterprise of the physical sciences.  It inspires U.S. students, attracts talent from around the world, and drives critical intellectual and technological advances in other fields. And the field is entering an era of unprecedented potential as a result of new discoveries about matter and energy in the Universe.

The Particle Physics program seeks to explore the fundamental nature of matter, energy, space, and time.  It asks such questions as: What are the origins of mass? Can the basic forces of nature be unified?  How did the universe begin? How will it evolve in the future?  What are dark matter and dark energy? Are there extra dimensions of space-time?  Formerly separate questions in cosmology (the universe on the largest scales) and quantum phenomena (the universe on the smallest scales) become connected through our understanding that the early universe can be explored through the techniques of particle physics.

At the NSF, particle physics is supported by four programs within the Division of Physics: (1) the Theory program, which includes fundamental research on the forces of nature and the early history of the universe as well as support for the experimental program by providing guidance and analysis for high energy experiments; (2) the Elementary Particle Physics (EPP) program, which supports particle physics at accelerators; (3) the Particle Astrophysics (PA) program, which supports non-accelerator experiments; and (4) the new Accelerator Science program which supports research at universities into the educational and discovery potential of basic accelerator physics.

EPP also supports advances in detector development and new methods of utilizing distributed computing in support of collaborative research, for example, grid development, both nationally and internationally. The program also engages K-12 educators, who participate in experiments with university scientists, staff and students.

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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. These relate primarily to proposers who anticipate having multiple sources of support, and proposals involving significant instrumentation development. This solicitation also has deadlines instead of target dates.

ALL proposals not submitted this or another solicitation (such as CAREER) will be returned without review.

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