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NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering

Status: Archived

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.

This funding opportunity is no longer current and has been archived.


Plasma Physics is a study of matter and physical systems whose intrinsic properties are governed by collective interactions of large ensembles of free charged particles. 99.9% of the visible Universe is thought to consist of plasmas. The underlying physics of the collective behavior in plasmas has applications to space physics and astrophysics, materials science, applied mathematics, fusion science, accelerator science, and many branches of engineering.

The National Science Foundation (NSF), with participation of the Directorates for Engineering, Geosciences, and Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and the Department of Energy, Office of Science, Fusion Energy Sciences are continuing the joint Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering begun in FY1997 and renewed several times since. As stated in the original solicitation (NSF 97-39), which is superseded by the present solicitation, the goal of the Partnership is to enhance basic plasma science research and education in this broad, multidisciplinary field by coordinating efforts and combining resources of the two agencies. The current solicitation also encourages submission of proposals to perform basic plasma experiments at NSF and/or DOE supported user facilities, including facilities located at DOE national laboratories, designed to serve the needs of the broader plasma science and engineering community.

Program contacts

Department of Energy Contacts:

Kramer Akli, Program Manager, Fusion Energy Sciences, DOE/SC, telephone: (301) 903-2943, email: kramer.akli@science.doe.gov

Nirmol Podder, Program Manager, Fusion Energy Sciences, DOE/SC, telephone: (301) 903-9536, email: nirmol.podder@science.doe.gov

Vyacheslav (Slava) Lukin
Program Director
vlukin@nsf.gov (703) 292-7382 MPS/PHY
Jose Lopez
Program Director
joslopez@nsf.gov (703) 292-2319
Carrie E. Black
Program Director, Division of Astronomical Sciences
cblack@nsf.gov (703) 292-2426 MPS/AST
Nigel A. Sharp
Program Director, Division of Astronomical Sciences
nsharp@nsf.gov (703) 292-4905 MPS/PHY
Lisa M. Winter
Program Director, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
lwinter@nsf.gov (703) 292-8519 GEO/AGS
Raymond A. Adomaitis
Program Director
radomait@nsf.gov (703) 292-2894
Kramer Akli
Program Manager, Fusion Energy Sciences
kramer.akli@science.doe.gov (301) 903-2943 DOE/SC
Nirmol Podder
Program Manager, Fusion Energy Sciences
nirmol.podder@science.doe.gov (301) 903-9536 DOE/SC

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