PHY Uses Solicitation for Investigator Proposals
The Physics Division uses a solicitation (NSF 16-566) 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.
Dear Colleague Letter: Submission of proposals to NSF programs that address the interdisciplinary topic of theoretical physics approaches to cancer biology (NSF 16-016)
Dear Colleague Letter – Optics and Photonics (NSF 14-091)
ISS PK-4 Dusty Plasma facility: NASA/NSF solicitation
The NSF Directorates for Mathematical & Physical Sciences and for Geosciences, the NSF Office of International Science and Engineering, jointly with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, have issued a Research Announcement: Research Opportunities in Fundamental Physics - NASA/NSF Partnership on Science of Dusty Plasmas: Utilizing the PK-4 Facility on board the International Space Station. This Research Announcement solicits science research proposals from U.S. investigators for research that can be performed on or is directly related to the joint European Space Agency – Russian Federal Space Agency Plasma Krystall-4 (PK-4) experimental facility on board the International Space Station. The Research Announcement also solicits research proposals for ground investigations related to potential follow-on microgravity experiments to study properties of dusty plasmas and related strongly-coupled many-body systems. Participation is open to all categories of U.S. institutions, including educational institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, and Government agencies.
DFG collaboration on Gravitational Physics
The Physics Division has issued a Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 15-033) to announce a new opportunity for collaborations between US groups and their German counterparts on Gravitational Physics. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and NSF have recently signed a lead agency agreement that outlines a joint co-review process for projects from international collaborations in the areas described in the Gravitational Physics programs. These proposals will be reviewed in competition with other proposals received in the same submission window by one of the agencies which will serve as the lead agency. Note that there are no separate funds available for these efforts; proposals must compete with all other proposals within the program and must succeed on the strengths of their intellectual merit and broader impact. The result of the review process will be shared between the agencies and support will be granted when both DFG and NSF recommendation for funding.
MPS/PHY: Advice to PIs on Data Management
NSF has published a revised version of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 11-1) that will require, in all proposals submitted , or due, on or after January 18, 2011, a supplementary document of no more than two pages describing a Data Management Plan for the proposed research. Fastlane will not permit submission of a proposal that is missing the Data Management Plan. The Data Management Plan will be reviewed as part of the intellectual merit or broader impacts of the proposal, or both, as appropriate. The goal is to provide clear, effective, and transparent implementation of the long-standing NSF Policy on Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results.
Each Division within MPS has developed a set of information items to provide guidance to the communities served by that Division in preparing a Data Management Plan that will meet the goals of the NSF plan. For more information on the policy and process click here.
For the NSF FAQs on this subject, click here.
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