PHY Uses Solicitation for Investigator Proposals
April 14, 2022
The Physics Division uses a solicitation (NSF 21-593) 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 U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2022 budget of $8.8 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.