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Approaches to Combat Terrorism (ACT)

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Archived funding opportunity

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Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

Opportunities in Basic Research in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences with the Potential to Contribute to National Security A Partnership Between the NSF Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and the Intelligence Community


The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) and the Intelligence Community (IC) are coordinating efforts to identify bold new concepts in basic research and workforce development in the MPS disciplines with the potential to contribute to national security.  This solicitation is intended to inform researchers in disciplines supported by the MPS Directorate--the Divisions of Astronomical Sciences, Chemistry, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics--that NSF welcomes proposals for Small Grants for Exploratory Research that promote the objectives of the ACT program.

Program contacts

Proposers are strongly urged to contact an appropriate ACT Contact before preparing or submitting a proposal to this solicitation.

Andrew W. Clegg
Program Manager
aclegg@nsf.gov (703) 292-4892
Katharine J. Covert
Program Director
kcovert@nsf.gov (703) 292-4950 MPS/CHE
LaVerne D. Hess
Program Director (EM)
lhess@nsf.gov (703) 292-4937
Leland M. Jameson
Program Director
ljameson@nsf.gov (703) 292-4883
Hans Kaper
Program Director
hkaper@nsf.gov (703) 292-4859
Bradley D. Keister
Program Director
bkeister@nsf.gov (703) 292-7377
Nigel A. Sharp
Program Director (Acting)
nsharp@nsf.gov (703) 292-4905 MPS/PHY
Michael Steuerwalt
Program Director
msteuerw@nsf.gov (703) 292-4860

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