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Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC)

Limited Submission Announcement

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National Science Foundation (NSF)

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$1M - $5M per year for a duration of five years

Campus Deadline:

Monday, June 6, 2016  

External Deadline(s):

Preliminary Proposal (required): August 1, 2016 | 5:00PM CT

Full Proposal (by invitation): January 30, 2017 | 5:00PM CT


No more than two preliminary proposals may be submitted by any one institution.  The same limitation applies to full proposals, which will be by invitation only.

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 PFC program will enable university-based investigators to address research areas that require more resources than are normally available to individual investigators or small groups, such as combinations of talents, skills, and/or disciplines or specialized infrastructure. Centers, groups, or institutes funded through the program are expected to address the most exciting questions at the very edge of current understanding.


All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at