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Special Announcements

Dear Colleague Letter: New Solutions to Create Integrative Data Management Infrastructure(s) for Research Across the Sciences (NSF 12-090)

MPS Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate - Graduate Research Supplements (AGEP-GRS) Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 12-021)

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.

Programs and Funding Opportunities

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CISE-MPS Interdisciplinary Faculty Program in Quantum Information Science
Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)
Education and Interdisciplinary Research (EIR)
EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS: Funding Opportunities
bullet Experimental Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
bullet Experimental Elementary Particle Physics  (EPP)
bullet Experimental Nuclear Physics
bullet Gravitational Physics
bullet NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering
bullet Particle Astrophysics  (PA)
bullet Physics at the Information Frontier  (PIF)
bullet Physics of Living Systems  (PoLS)
THEORETICAL PHYSICS: Funding Opportunities
bullet Gravitational Theory
bullet Mathematical Physics
bullet NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering
bullet Physics at the Information Frontier  (PIF)
bullet Physics of Living Systems  (PoLS)
bullet Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics  (TAMOP)
bullet Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics
bullet Theoretical Nuclear Physics
bullet Theoretical Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Innovation Corps Sites Program
(NSF  12-604) Posted August 30, 2012

Innovation Corps Teams Program
(NSF  12-602) Posted August 28, 2012

NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows
(NSF  12-601) Posted August 27, 2012

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  12-599) Posted August 16, 2012

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students
(NSF  12-498) Posted August 10, 2012

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
(NSF  12-569) Full Proposal: September 12, 2012, Deadline for REU Site proposals except for those requiring access to Antarctica

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  12-516) Full Proposal: September 28, 2012

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering
(PD  12-8084) Full Proposal: October 1, 2012, All proposals to Division of Chemistry (Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods)

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  12-563) Full Proposal: October 3, 2012

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  12-584) Letter of Intent: October 5, 2012, Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation and Dissemination (PAID)

News See All

one of the molecule-weighing devices Weighing Molecules One at a Time
Released August 26, 2012
News From the Field
amplification and ponderomotive squeezing Good Vibrations
Released August 15, 2012
News From the Field
image of the accelerator New Accelerator Is Helping Notre Dame Scientists Understand the Working of the Universe
Released August 3, 2012
News From the Field
a diagram of Majorana particles Dartmouth Theoretical Physicists Probe the Majorana Mystery
Released July 31, 2012
News From the Field
Impact of NSF 04 - 034 (OISE Change in Procedures) on PHY researchers
Updated May 27, 2005

Discoveries See All

Image of the LHCb magnet. Strange B Meson Studies at LHCb Provide New Tools for Discovery
Physicists study rare particles to learn why the universe has more matter than antimatter
Released  March 28, 2011

Illustration of a double-stranded DNA in a synthetic nanopore revealed by molecular simulation. New Gene Sequencing Method Could Reduce Cost, Increase Speed
Researchers are developing a new kind of DNA sequencer that will make the dream of "reading" a person's genetic code for less than $1,000 a reality
Released  July 16, 2010

Photo of JILA's strontium atomic clock. Coping With Unusual Atomic Collisions Makes an Atomic Clock More Accurate
Researchers have figured out how to nullify collision effects and make the clock still more precise
Released  May 20, 2009

Image of the collision of a proton and antiproton. A Better Mass for the W Boson; Higgs Boson Given Less Space to Hide
Analyzing several years' worth of results from Fermilab's Tevatron collider, physicists come up with the most accurate measurement to date of the mass of the W boson, and narrow down the possible mass of the still undiscovered Higgs boson
Released  April 7, 2009

Illustration of a nanoscale experiment. Squeezing Noise Below Quantum Limits
Exquisitely sensitive microwave amplifier increases nano-scale measurement accuracy; could lead to quantum computing breakthroughs
Released  March 26, 2009

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