NSF Solicitation and Proposal Submission dates.
1) October 1 - November 1 - Academic researchers who plan on utilizing the capabilities of AIM Photonics may submit proposals to ECCS via FastLane or Grants.gov during the annual unsolicited proposal submission window, October 1 - November 1, adhering to NSF's Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) instructions.
2) July 20 - Submission as CAREER proposals can also be accepted by ECCS, with the current solicitation deadline of July 20.
3) Small businesses that plan on utilizing the capabilities of AIM Photonics to commercialize a product may submit proposals to IIP according to the SBIR or STTR solicitation to be announced in March 2018 and due in June 14, 2018 and September 2018 and due in December 13, 2018 and .
Detailed SBIR/STTR Photonics topics can be found at following LINK
Requests for supplements to existing ECCS or Phase II IIP awards should first be discussed with cognizant program directors and may be submitted at any time.
NSF SBIR or STTR -- https://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/topics/SP.jsp
Solicitation March 2018
Submissions must be received by June 14, 2018
Solicitation September 2018
Submissions must be received by December 13, 2018