Focused Research Hubs in Theoretical Physics

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Focused Research Hubs in Theoretical Physics: Focused Research Hubs in Theoretical Physics (FRHTP) are designed to enhance significant breakthroughs at an intellectual frontier of physics by providing resources beyond those available to individual investigators, so as to promote a collaborative approach to a focused topic while promoting the preparation of scientists at the beginning of their independent scientific careers. Although interdisciplinary aspects may be included, the bulk of the effort must fall within the purview of the Division of Physics. The successful hub will demonstrate: (1) the potential to advance science; (2) the enhancement of the development of early career scientists; (3) creative, substantive activities aimed at enhancing education, diversity, and public outreach; (4) potential for broader impacts, e.g., impacts on other field(s) and benefits to society; (5) a synergy or value-added rationale that justifies a group approach. The FRHTP will be funded for an initial duration of five years. The intent is that the research topics proposed are at the stage that the scientific goals of the hub can be achieved in the first five years of the project. The FRHTP awards will provide support only for postdoctoral researchers plus general support for hub-related activities. The FRHTP are not intended to provide additional support for senior personnel (individual PIs), graduate or undergraduate students. Instead, the FRHTP is intended to support postdoctoral researchers and enable collaborative interactions via support for travel, collaboration meetings and workshops. Topics for the FY 2021 competition: Proposals may only be submitted in the specific topic(s) listed in this solicitation, which define particular areas in theoretical physics in which the Division of Physics sees a need for a focused research hub. Future versions of this solicitation will allow response on different theoretical physics topics. It is expected that one award will be funded in each hub topic. The specific hub topics for this solicitation are: 1. Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (TAMOP) The TAMOP focused research hub will support theoretical work to advance theoretical AMO physics and lead in motivating and explaining new experimental work in AMO and other areas of science within the purview of the Division of Physics. 2. Quantum Information Science (QIS) The QIS focused research hub will support theoretical work to explore quantum applications that will push the frontiers of quantum-based information, transmission, and manipulation within the purview of the Division of Physics. This activity will advance the goals of the “Quantum Leap”, one of the NSF 10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investment. 3. Theoretical Nuclear Physics (TNP) The TNP focused research hub will support theoretical work in the area of Models and Simulations for Nuclear Astrophysics relevant to research within the purview of the Division of Physics. This activity will advance the goals of the “Windows on the Universe”, one of the NSF 10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investment. It is strongly recommended that prospective PIs contact the FRHTPProgram Officer(s) to ascertain that the focus and budget of their proposed FRHTPare appropriate for this solicitation.
Federal Grant Title: Focused Research Hubs in Theoretical Physics
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant Categories: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 20-605
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 47.049
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: January 15th, 2021
Original Application Deadline: January 15th, 2021
Posted Date: August 26th, 2020
Creation Date: August 26th, 2020
Archive Date: February 14th, 2021
Total Program Funding: $10,250,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $4,250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,250,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: August 26th, 2020
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: -Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) - Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members.Special Instructions for International Branch Campuses of US IHEs: If the proposal includes funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain the benefit(s) to the project of performance at the international branch campus, and justify why the project activities cannot be performed at the US campus.
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