Physics Frontiers Centers

The summary for the Physics Frontiers Centers grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the National Science Foundation, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Physics Frontiers Centers: 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, particle astro-, gravitational, and biological physics. Interdisciplinary projects at the interface between these physics areas and other disciplines and physics sub-fields may also be considered, although the bulk of the effort must fall within one of those areas within the purview of the Division of Physics. 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.
Federal Grant Title: Physics Frontiers Centers
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 16-561
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 321846, 321847
CFDA Descriptions: Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Current Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2017
Original Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2017
Posted Date: May 4, 2016
Creation Date: May 4, 2016
Archive Date: Mar 1, 2017
Total Program Funding: $13,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $5,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
*Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following:
-Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
NSF Publication 16-561
Grant Announcement Contact
NSF grants.gov support grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov
If you have any problems linking to this funding announcement, please contact

National Science Foundation 703-292-4261
More Grants from the National Science Foundation
Re-entry to Active Research Program
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes
Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program
Smart and Connected Communities

FederalGrants.com is not endorsed by, or affiliated with, any government agency. Copyright ©2017 FederalGrants.com