|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.
|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 email@example.com by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013:
Each college may submit two (2) proposals for consideration.
|Nominee(s) Selected to Advance||