Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems
Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices
New minimum CAREER award size for ENG
June 18, 2014 - Attention FY2015 CAREER applicants: Please note the new minimum CAREER award size for the Directorate for Engineering beginning in the FY15 competition (July 22, 2014 deadline), described in Dear Colleague Letter NSF 14-062.
Apply to PD 13-1517 as follows:
For full proposals submitted via FastLane:
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
(Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at:
Full Proposal Window: October 1, 2014
November 3, 2014
October 1 - November 1, Annually Thereafter
Supplement Target Date: April 1, 2015
April 1, Annually Thereafter
These submission windows do not apply to workshop proposals, proposals for EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), or Rapid Response Grants (RAPID).
The Division deadline for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Supplements is April 1st. Please note: The ECCS Division has established an $8,000.00 REU limit per student. Please contact your Program Director for further details.
The Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) Program seeks to improve the fundamental understanding of devices and components based on the principles of micro- and nano-electronics, optics and photonics, optoelectronics, magnetics, electromechanics, electromagnetics, and related physical phenomena. The program enables discovery and innovation advancing the frontiers of nanoelectronics, spin electronics, molecular and organic electronics, bioelectronics, biomagnetics, non-silicon electronics, and flexible electronics. The Optics & Photonics component of EPMD supports research and engineering efforts leading to significant advances in novel optical sources and photodetectors, optical communication devices, photonic integrated circuits, single-photon quantum devices, and nanophotonics. Related areas of interest include novel optical imaging and sensing applications and solar cell photovoltaics. The Electronics & Magnetic component of EPMD addresses advances in energy-efficient electronics, sensors, low-noise, power electronics, and mixed signal devices. EPMD supports related topics in quantum devices and novel electromagnetic materials-based device solutions from DC to high-frequency, millimeter-wave and THz, monolithic integrated circuits built with them, and electromagnetic effects, components needed for communications, telemedicine, and other wireless applications. Wide bandgap semiconductor devices, device design, processing and characterization, as well as metamaterial and plasmonic based devices are of interest. Novel electronic, photonic and magnetic devices with organic, inorganic or hybrid materials on conformable or transparent substrates are also of interest, as are carbon-based and emerging 2D atomic-layered materials for electronic, photonic, magnetic, energy harvesting and other related device application areas. Interest extends to novel ideas for next generation of memory devices.
The program supports cooperative efforts with the semiconductor industry on new nanoelectronics concepts beyond the scaling limits of silicon technology. EPMD additionally emphasizes emerging areas of diagnostic, wearable and implantable devices, and supports manipulation and real-time measurement with nanoscale precision through new approaches to imaging and metrology.
Proposals for the EPMD program may involve collaborative research to capture the breadth of expertise needed for such multidisciplinary integrative activities. ECCS will consider supporting a limited number of small team proposals of three or more investigators from different disciplines and/or universities.
Areas of interest include:
Microwave/mm-Wave/THz Devices & Components, Electromagnetic Effects and Components based on them
Nanoelectronics & Next Generation Devices, Semiconductor Material - Device Interaction and Reliability
Widebandgap Semiconductors and Devices, Circuits, Device/Circuit Simulation & Modeling
Electromagnetic Propagation and Scattering
Metamaterial and Plasmonic-Based Devices & Components
Flexible, Printed and Organic Electronics & Photonics
- Carbon-based Electronics
- Beyond” graphene 2D materials and devices
Nano-electronics and Energy-Efficient electronics
Optics and Photonics Group (John Zavada & Dominique Dagenais)
Nanophotonics, Metamaterials & Plamonics
Advanced Optical Sources & Photo-detectors
Nonlinear & Ultrafast Photonics
Photonics Integrated Circuits
Optical Communication Components
Single-photon and Quantum Devices
Optical Imaging & Sensing
Solar Cells & Photovoltaic Components
Quantum, Molecular and High Performance Modeling and Simulation for Devices and Systems (QMHP) (Paul Werbos/EPCN)
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program