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Materials World Network: Cooperative Activity in Materials Research between US
Investigators and their Counterparts Abroad (MWN) [
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11568/nsf11568.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_34&WT.mc_ev=click
Continued progress in fundamental materials and condensed matter research is increasingly dependent
upon collaborative efforts among different disciplines, as well as closer coordination among funding
agencies and effective partnerships involving universities, industry, and national laboratories. In addition,
because of the growing interdependence of the world's economies, partnerships are important not only at
the national level but from an international point of view as well. The National Science Foundation is
working jointly with counterpart national, regional and multinational funding organizations worldwide to
enhance opportunities for collaborative activities in materials research and education between US
investigators and their colleagues abroad. This solicitation describes an activity to foster opportunities for
such collaborations. It includes joint activities between the NSF Division of Materials Research (DMR)and
funding organizations in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Document Number: nsf11568
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
November 10, 2011

Fundamental Research Program for Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers
(FRP) [
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
February 01, 2012
First Wednesday in February, Annually Thereafter
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http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11570/nsf11570.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
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The National Science Foundation encourages the submission of industry-defined fundamental research
proposals from NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) in areas of shared value
to both centers and their members. Industry-defined fundamental research broadens the scientific and
engineering understanding beyond the more specific applied research interests of the industries
traditionally served by the I/UCRC. Industry participation extends the scope and horizon of center
research projects so as to drive innovation with industrially relevant fundamental research projects.
Message: 17 From: National Science Foundation Update <nsf-update@nsf.gov> Date: Mon,
15 Aug 2011 16:55:42 -0500 (CDT) Subject: Emerging Frontiers in Research and
Innovation (EFRI) 2012)

Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) 2012) [
Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
    September 30, 2011
Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
    November 09, 2011
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
    March 30, 2012
 The Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation has established the Office of
Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) to serve a critical role in focusing on important
emerging areas in a timely manner. The EFRI Office is launching a new funding opportunity for
interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental
engineering research. For this solicitation, we will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging
frontiers in the following three specific research areas:
(1) Flexible Bioelectronics Systems (BioFlex),
(2) Origami Design for Integration of Self-assembling Systems for Engineering Innovation (ODISSEI), and
(3) Photosynthetic Biorefineries (PSBR).
 Available Formats:
HTML:
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11571/nsf11571.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

http://iris.library.uiuc.edu/~iris/iris.htm?rn=26469
National Science Foundation (NSF)
 Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  Division of Astronomical Sciences
  Partnerships in Astronomy and Astrophysics Research and Education (PAARE)
Web Site: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08562/nsf08562.htm
DEADLINES ANNOUNCED:                     08/03/2012
The objective of PAARE is to enhance diversity in astronomy and
astrophysics research and education by stimulating the development of
formal, long-term, collaborative research and education partnerships
among minority-serving institutions and partners at research
institutions, including academic institutions, private observatories and
NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) supported facilities.

http://iris.library.uiuc.edu/~iris/iris.htm?rn=14358
National Science Foundation (NSF)
 Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  Division of Materials Research
  Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)
Web Site: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11562/nsf11562.htm
DEADLINES ANNOUNCED:                     10/25/2011
The objective of the Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials
(PREM) is to broaden participation and enhance diversity in materials
research and education by stimulating the development of formal, long-
term, multi-investigator, collaborative research and education
partnerships between minority-serving colleges/universities and the NSF
Division of Materials Research (DMR) supported centers, institutes, and/
or facilities. PREM awards are expected to achieve significant increases
in the number and quality of interactions between faculty and students at
minority-serving colleges/universities and participants from the DMR-
supported centers, institutes and facilities, and should result in
increasing graduate materials-related degrees for underrepresented
minorities and in networking and dissemination of new knowledge

Sponsor: Directorate for Mathematics and Physical Sciences/NSF
Program Number: 99718
Title: Metallic Materials and Nanostructures (MMN)
Web Site: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=50235&mode=VIEW
Program URL: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5351
SYNOPSIS: The Metals and Metallic Nanostructures (MMN) Program
supports fundamental research on the relationship between the
structure and properties of metals and alloys. <S2S>
Deadline(s): 10/31/2011
DEADLINE NOTE
The full proposal window is September 1, 2011 through October 31,
2011.
Link to full program description: http://www.infoed.org/new_spin/spin_prog.asp?99718

NSF
National Science Foundation
Sensors and Sensing Systems
Modification 7
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=56352
Current Closing Date for Applications: Feb 15, 2012 Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m.
proposer's local time): January 15 - February 15, Annually September 1 - October 1, Annually
The SSS program supports research on methods to acquire and use sensor data on civil, mechanical,
and manufacturing systems.?? The program supports fundamental research on advanced actuators,
sensors, wireless sensor networks, new materials and concepts for sensing applications, power
generation and energy supply for sensors and sensing systems.?? Also of interest is research on the
strategic incorporation of sensors into both natural and engineered systems to achieve effective data
acquisition and on processing and transmission of sensor data.

NSF
National Science Foundation
Materials and Surface Engineering
Modification 5
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=56354
Current Closing Date for Applications: Feb 15, 2012 Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m.
proposer's local time): January 15 - February 15, Annually September 1 - October 1, Annually
The MSE program supports fundamental research leading to a better understanding of the effect of
microstructure, surfaces, and coatings on the properties and performance of engineering materials; and
the ultimate control of these properties through material design. Of particular interest is materials service
under conditions such as impact, temperature extremes, corrosion, oxidation, and friction. The program
also supports research leading to biomedical applications of materials. Funded research includes both
experimental and theoretical approaches.

NSF
National Science Foundation
Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI)
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=117393
Letter of Intent (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): 09/30/2011 Preliminary Proposal
(required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): 11/09/2011 Full Proposal: 03/30/2012
The Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation has established the Office of
Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) to serve a critical role in focusing on important
emerging areas in a timely manner. The EFRI Office is launching a new funding opportunity for
interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental
engineering research. For this solicitation, we will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging
frontiers in the following three specific research areas: (1) Flexible Bioelectronics Systems (BioFlex), (2)
Origami Design for Integration of Self-assembling Systems for Engineering Innovation (ODISSEI), and (3)
Photosynthetic Biorefineries (PSBR).

NSF
National Science Foundation
Energy for Sustainability
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=98374
Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): January 15, 2012 - February 17, 2012
Current interest areas in sustainable energy technologies are highlighted below.Biomass Conversion,
Biofuels &amp; Bioenergy. Photosynthetic processes used by plants or algae use sunlight to convert
atmospheric CO2 to energy-rich metabolites (carbohydrates, lipids, or hydrocarbons) which can be
processed into transportation fuels. Fundamental research on innovative approaches for the
intensification of biofuel and bioenergy processes is an emphasis area of this program. Specific areas of
interest include: biological, thermochemical, or thermocatalytic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to
biofuels beyond cellulosic ethanol; microbial fuel cells for direct production of electricity from renewable
carbon sources; process-based, scalable approaches for the biological or bio-mimetic generation of
electricity directly from sunlight; hydrogen production from autotrophic and heterotrophic microorganisms;
hydrocarbons and lipids from autotrophic or heterotrophic microorganisms.Photovoltaic Solar Energy.
Solar photovoltaic (PV) devices harvest and convert sunlight directly to electricity. Fundamental research
on innovative processes for the fabrication and theory-based characterization of future PV devices is an
emphasis area of this program. Specific areas of interest include: nano-enabled PV devices containing
nanostructured semiconductors, plasmonic materials, photonic structures, or conducting polymers; earth-
abundant and environmentally benign materials for photovoltaic devices; photocatalytic or
photoelectrochemical processe for the splitting of water into H2 gas, or for the reduction of CO2 to liquid
or gaseous fuels. The generation of thermal energy by solar radiation is not an area supported by this
program, but will be considered by the Thermal Transport Processes program within CBET.Wind Energy.
Fundamental engineering research, supported by modeling and simulation studies, that leads to new
processes to efficiently harness wind energy for the production of electrical power is an interest area of
this program. Research that focuses on materials science issues associated with wind energy systems
will not be considered by this program. Advanced Batteries for Transportation. Radically new battery
systems or breakthroughs based on existing systems can move the US rapidly toward a more sustainable
transportation future. The focus is on high-energy density and high-power density batteries suitable for
transportation applications. Advanced systems such as lithium-air, sodium-ion, as well as lithium-ion with
new cathode chemistries are appropriate. Work on commercially available systems such as lead-acid and
nickel-metal hydride will not be considered by this program.Note: Fuel-cell projects previously submitted
to this program should be directed to other CBET programs, depending on emphasis: electrocatalysis
(Catalysis and Biocatalysis); membranes (Separations and Bioseparations); systems (Process and
Reaction Engineering).

NSF
National Science Foundation
Particle and Nuclear Astrophysics
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=101114
Full Proposal Target Date(s): October 26, 2011 Last Wednesday in October, Annually Target from PHY
DCL
The particle and nuclear astrophysics program supports university research in many areas of particle
astrophysics and nuclear astrophysics, including the study of ultra high energy particles reaching Earth
from beyond our atmosphere and experiments or research and design projects for underground
facilities.Currently supported activities are: ultra high energy cosmic-ray, gamma-ray and neutrino studies,
the study of gamma-ray bursts, solar, underground and reactor neutrino physics, searches for the direct
detection of Dark Matter and searches for neutrino-less double beta decay.Funding is also provided for
accelerator-based nuclear astrophysics studies of stellar processes, nucleosynthesis, and processes
related to cosmology and the early universe.It should be noted that proposals that are submitted to the
PNA program and are requesting in excess of $1,000,000/year may, at the discretion of the Program
Officer, be subjected to an additional level of scrutiny in the form of a cost review that would take place
before the annual PNA panel that meets to discuss all of the submitted proposals.

NSF
National Science Foundation
Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=101115
Full Proposal Target Date(s): October 26, 2011 Last Wednesday in October, Annually PHY DCL Target
Date
The Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (TAMOP) program supports theoretical and
computational research in all areas of atomic structure, the molecular structure of small molecules,
electron, and atomic collisions, photoionization and photodetachment of electrons from atoms and small
molecules, time-dependent interactions with atoms and small molecules, quantum optics, ultracold
phenomena in Bose and Fermi gases, and quantum information. Investigations primarily directed toward
a theoretical understanding of larger molecules or condensed matter systems should be directed toward
the appropriate programs in the Division of Chemistry or the Division of Materials Research.

NSF
National Science Foundation
Experimental Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
Modification 4
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=46274
Full Proposal Target Date(s): October 26, 2011 Last Wednesday in October, Annually Thereafter Target
from PHY DCL
The Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics program encompasses four sub-areas of this broad discipline:
Precision Measurements, Atomic and Molecular Dynamics, Atomic and Molecular Structure, and Optical
Physics. Research supported in the first three sub-areas includes activities in quantum control, cooling
and trapping of atoms and ions, low-temperature collision dynamics, the collective behavior of atoms in
weakly interacting gases (Bose-Einstein Condensates and dilute Fermi degenerate systems), precision
measurements of fundamental constants, and the effects of electron correlation on structure and
dynamics. In Optical Physics, support is provided in areas such as nonlinear response of isolated atoms
to intense, ultra-short electromagnetic fields, the atom-cavity interaction at high fields, and quantum
properties of the electromagnetic field.

NSF
National Science Foundation
Physics at the Information Frontier
Modification 4
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=46280
Full Proposal Target Date(s): November 18, 2011 Third Friday in November, Annually Thereafter
This program (PIF) is intended to provide support for physics proposals in three subareas: 1)
computational physics, 2) information or data intensive physics, and 3) quantum information science and
revolutionary computing. The computational physics subarea emphasizes infrastructure for high
performance computing in physics requiring significant long-term code or tool development, and/or
medium to large community research networks involving physicists or physicists interacting with applied
mathematicians and computer scientists. Priority will be given to proposals which, in addition to
compelling scientific goals, have a computational advance or new enabling capability.

NSF
National Science Foundation
Theoretical Nuclear Physics
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=93874
Full Proposal Target Date(s): Last Wednesday in September, Annually Thereafter Physics Target Date
October 26, 2011 Last Wednesday in October, Annually Thereafter Target from PHY DCL
he Nuclear Theory program encompasses the structure and reactions of nuclei, and of hadrons in few-
nucleon and nuclear environments, and the quark/gluon substructure expressed by QCD. Supported
research includes contributions to broad theoretical advances as well as model building and applications
to experimental programs at facilities such as RHIC and Jefferson Laboratory, and to astrophysical
phenomena. This includes formulating new approaches for theoretical, computational, and experimental
research that explore the fundamental laws of physics and the behavior of physical systems; formulating
quantitative hypotheses; exploring and analyzing the implications of such hypotheses analytically and
computationally; and, in some cases, interpreting the results of experiments. The effort also includes a
considerable number of interdisciplinary grants.In addition, the program supports infrastructure activities
such as short- and long-term visitor programs, workshops, and research centers involving the
participation of external scientists from universities, national laboratories, and industry, as well as
graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

NSF
National Science Foundation
Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=93875
Full Proposal Target Date(s): December 01, 2011 First Thursday in December, Annually Thereafter
Target from PHY DCL
The Elementary Particle Theory program encompasses different theoretical tools for understanding the
interaction of elementary particles at different energy scales. These include String Theory, Quantum Field
Theory, Lattice Field Theory, Effective Field Theories, and Phenomenology based on the above
theoretical tools. The program supports both formal string theory as well as string-theory-inspired model
building. However String Theory proposals which are primarily mathematical should consider applying to
the Mathematical Physics program. Predictions for upcoming experiments at the LHC involve
Supersymmetric Model building, Grand Unified Theories, Extra Dimensions, String Inspired
phenomenology as well as high order calculations in the Standard Model (of strong weak and
electromagnetic interactions) to sort out what new physics might be discovered at the next generation of
accelerators and cosmic ray and neutrino detectors. High precision simulations of QCD processes using
lattice gauge theory are also a crucial ingredient for understanding present and future experiments at
various collider facilities. Certain aspects of formal string theory are supported in Mathematical Physics.
Supported research includes contributions to broad theoretical advances as well as model building and
applications to experimental programs at facilities such as RHIC and Jefferson Laboratory, and to
astrophysical phenomena. This includes formulating new approaches for theoretical, computational, and
experimental research that explore the fundamental laws of physics and the behavior of physical
systems; formulating quantitative hypotheses; exploring and analyzing the implications of such
hypotheses analytically and computationally; and, in some cases, interpreting the results of experiments.

NSF
National Science Foundation
Mathematical Physics
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=93893
Full Proposal Target Date(s): October 26, 2011 Last Wednesday in October, Annually Thereafter Target
from PHY DCL
Mathematical Physics develops and applies advanced mathematical methods to enable the solution of
difficult problems in physics. It often is the work of mathematicians with a strong physics interest and
intuition, or of physicists who are also highly regarded in mathematics. Very advanced mathematical
methods are applied (by individuals or collaborators) to important but difficult physics concepts to
rigorously establish the behavior of theoretical systems, resolve conundrums or find new directions. The
PHY Mathematical Physics program is dedicated to supporting such research. Proposals to the
Mathematical Physics Program are evaluated by a PHY Mathematical Physics Panel, composed of
physicists and mathematicians expert in the many varied aspects of the field. The areas covered include
fundamental quantum theory, quantum field theory, string theory, nonlinear dynamics, fluid mechanics,
turbulence, chaos and complexity, and statistical physics.

NSF
National Science Foundation
Theoretical Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=93894
December 01, 2011 First Thursday in December, Annually Thereafter Target from PHY DCL
The Astrophysics and Cosmology Theory program supports proposals that primarily are involved with
theoretical particle astrophysics and big-bang cosmology as well as more speculative string theory
inspired cosmologies. Understanding the quarks to cosmos connection has been a recent focus of the
program as well as better understanding the implications of the fluctuation spectra of the cosmic
microwave background. The cosmology and astrophysics research supported by the program is usually
associated with people with training in particle theory and encompasses dark matter, dark energy, high
energy cosmic rays as well as exotic cosmologies arising from Brane-world and String Theory scenarios.
This includes formulating new approaches for theoretical, computational, and experimental research that
explore the fundamental laws of physics and the behavior of physical systems; formulating quantitative
hypotheses; exploring and analyzing the implications of such hypotheses analytically and
computationally; and, in some cases, interpreting the results of experiments. The effort also includes a
considerable number of interdisciplinary grants. Cosmology and Astrophysics not covered by the above
topics is supported by the Astronomy Program in MPS. In addition, the program supports infrastructure
activities such as short- and long-term visitor programs, workshops, and research centers involving the
participation of external scientists from universities, national laboratories, and industry, as well as
graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

NSF
National Science Foundation
Gravitational Theory
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=93895
Full Proposal Target Date(s): October 26, 2011 Last Wednesday in October, Annually Thereafter Target
from PHY DCL
The Gravitational Theory program supports research on classical and quantum gravity theory, including
gravitational wave source simulations and other phenomena associated with strong field gravity and the
interface between gravitation and quantum mechanics. This includes formulating new approaches for
theoretical, computational, and experimental research that explore the fundamental laws of physics and
the behavior of physical systems; formulating quantitative hypotheses; exploring and analyzing the
implications of such hypotheses analytically and computationally; and, in some cases, interpreting the
results of experiments. The effort also includes a considerable number of interdisciplinary grants. In
addition, the program supports infrastructure activities such as short- and long-term visitor programs,
workshops, and research centers involving the participation of external scientists from universities,
national laboratories, and industry, as well as graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

NSF
National Science Foundation
Experimental Elementary Particle Physics
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=93897
Full Proposal Target Date(s): October 26, 2011 Last Wednesday in October, Annually Thereafter Target
from PHY DCL
At the NSF, particle physics is supported by three programs within the Division of Physics: (1), the Theory
program which includes fundamental research on the forces of nature and the early history of the
universe as well as support for the experimental program by providing guidance and analysis for high
energy experiments; (2), the Elementary Particle Physics (EPP) program which supports particle physics
at accelerators, and (3) the Particle Nuclear Astrophysics (PNA) program which supports non- accelerator
experiments. The EPP program supports, for example, accelerator experiments at the Tevatron at
Fermilab, and collider experiments utilizing the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva,
Switzerland.

NSF
National Science Foundation
Experimental Nuclear Physics
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=93898
Full Proposal Target Date(s): October 26, 2011 Last Wednesday in October, Annually Thereafter
Supports research at the frontiers of nuclear science, including: properties and behavior of nuclei and
nuclear matter under extreme conditions, and/or as they relate to astrophysical phenomena; the quark-
gluon basis for the structure and dynamics of nuclear matter; phase transitions of nuclear matter from
normal nuclear density and temperature to the predicted high-temperature quark-gluon plasma; and basic
interactions and fundamental symmetries. This research involves many venues, including low-energy to
multi-GeV electrons and photons; intermediate-energy light ions; low-energy to relativistic heavy ions,
including radioactive beams; cold and ultra-cold neutrons; as well as non-accelerator-based experiments.
The program supports university user groups executing experiments at a large number of laboratories in
the United States and abroad, and a national user facility: the National Superconducting Cyclotron
Laboratory, a superconducting, heavy-ion cyclotron facility at Michigan State University. The program
also supports smaller accelerator facilities, such as those at Florida State University and the University of
Notre Dame.

NSF
National Science Foundation
Gravitational Physics
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=93899
Full Proposal Target Date(s): October 26, 2011 Last Wednesday in October, Annually Thereafter
Emphasizes the theory of strong gravitational fields and their application to astrophysics and cosmology,
computer simulations of strong and gravitational fields, and gravitational radiation; and construction of a
quantum theory of gravity. The program oversees the management of the construction, commissioning,
and operation of the Laser Interferometer Gravity Wave Observatory (LIGO), and provides support for
LIGO users and other experimental investigations in gravitational physics and related areas.

http://iris.library.uiuc.edu/~iris/iris.htm?rn=27757
National Science Foundation (NSF)
 Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  Division of Physics
  Physics of Living Systems (PoLS)
Web Site: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6673
DEADLINES ANNOUNCED:                     10/26/2011
The program "Physics of Living Systems" (PoLS) in the Physics Division at
the National Science Foundation targets theoretical and experimental
research exploring the most fundamental physical processes that living
systems utilize to perform their functions in dynamic and diverse
environments. The focus should be on understanding basic physical
principles that underlie biological function. Proposals that use physics
only as a tool to study biological questions are of low priority. PoLS
encourages research that emphasizes the physical principles of
organization and function of living systems, including the exploration of
artificial life forms. While the problems under study must be important
to advancing our understanding of the living world in a quantitative way,
particular emphasis will be placed on those projects in which lessons
learned from the biological application also expand the intellectual
range of physics. Awards will cover a broad spectrum of physics
approaches in biology, ranging from the physical principles and
mechanisms at the single cell level such as cellular organization (e.g.,
cytoskeleton), energy metabolism, gene regulation and intracellular and
intercellular communication, to collective behavior and evolution of
complexity in life forms and living populations of organisms. This
systems approach in physics has been very successful in understanding
inanimate systems, and has the potential to bring deep understanding of
the world of animated, replicating systems, through falsifiable
phenomenological theories. The program funds individual investigators,
although collaborative proposals between physicists and biological
researchers are welcome. Proposals with potential societal impact such as
renewable energy and human health are good examples of strong broader
impact and are of interest to the program.

OTHER

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (www.nrc.gov <http://www.nrc.gov> )
Title: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Funding Opportunity
Announcement (FOA), Faculty Development Grant, Fiscal Year 2012.
Announcement of Opportunity Number: HR-FN-0711-NED02
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 77.008
Application Due Date: September 22, 2011
This program provides funding to support nuclear science, engineering, and related disciplines to develop
a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction, operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities
and the safe handling of nuclear materials. This announcement is for faculty development grants.The
objectives of the Faculty Development Program are to attract and retain highly-qualified individuals in
academic teaching careers. The grants specifically target probationary, tenure-track faculty during the first
6 years of their career and new faculty hires in the following academic areas: Nuclear Engineering, Health
Physics, Radiochemistry and related disciplines.
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=yhnVTb0KWpxzp5D2VpxVn2JyQHHJGJFxvWtsKjqzh
VpK9yQXKZkR!721411194?oppId=107333&mode=VIEW

http://iris.library.uiuc.edu/~iris/iris.htm?rn=31207
United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
 NRC Nuclear Education Grant Program
 Nuclear Education Curricula Development Grant
Web Site: http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/grants.html
DEADLINES ANNOUNCED:                     09/22/2011
The NRC Nuclear Education Grant Program's primary purpose is supporting
and developing the educational infrastructure necessary to allow the
Nation to safely advance its nuclear energy initiatives. The NRC
currently encourages curriculum development in the following technical
areas: nuclear engineering; radiochemistry and radiobiology; health
physics; materials and mechanical engineering; reliability and risk
analysis; electrical engineering; safeguards and security; human factors
and human reliability; fire protection engineering; nuclear waste, and
computational methods.

NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Headquarters
Unique and Innovative Space Technology
Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=75953
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jan 03, 2012
Novel (unique) capabilities are sought in any of the NASA Space Technology Grand Challenges or the
NASA draft Space Technology Roadmaps. Responses may be submitted at any time while this
solicitation is open. Responses will be reviewed and award decisions made throughout the year. As
detailed in the BAA solicitation, the last dates for acceptance of each type of submission are as follows:
Executive Summary Due Date: before 8 PM EDT, October 1, 2011 White Paper Due Date: before 8 PM
EDT, November 1, 2011 Proposal due Date: before 8 PM EDT, January 3, 2012

				
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