Limited Submission Programs - NSF - Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC)

Summary of Opportunity
NSF - Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC)
OSP Deadline 01/22/14 by 8:30 a.m.
Funding Agency Deadline

NSF Preliminary Proposal (Required): 08/05/13

NSF Full Proposal Due: 01/27/14

Funding or Award Criteria

Program Description: The Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC) program supports university-based centers and institutes where the collective efforts of a larger group of individuals can enable transformational advances in the most promising research areas. The program is designed to foster major breakthroughs at the intellectual frontiers of physics by providing needed resources such as combinations of talents, skills, disciplines, and/or specialized infrastructure, not usually available to individual investigators or small groups, in an environment in which the collective efforts of the larger group can be shown to be seminal to promoting significant progress in the science and the education of students. Activities supported through the program are in all sub-fields of physics within the purview of the Division of Physics: atomic, molecular, optical, plasma, elementary particle, nuclear, astro-, gravitational, and biological physics. Interdisciplinary projects at the interface between these physics areas and other disciplines and physics sub-fields are also included, although the bulk of the effort should fall within one of those areas within the purview of the Physics Division. The successful PFC activity will demonstrate: (1) the potential for a profound advance in physics; (2) creative, substantive activities aimed at enhancing education, diversity, and public outreach; (3) potential for broader impacts, e.g., impacts on other field(s) and benefits to society; (4) a synergy or value-added rationale that justifies a center- or institute-like approach.

Please see the solicitation for complete information.

Eligibility  
Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed No more than two preliminary proposals may be submitted. The same limitation applies to full proposals.
Required Internal Review Documents

Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to limitedsub@austin.utexas.edu by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013:

  1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination
  2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims/needs of the proposed research project.
  3. Short bio sketch/CV of the UT PI

Each college may submit two (2) proposals for consideration.

Notes  
Nominee(s) Selected to Advance

 

Posting Date 05/28/13