Funding


The Plasma Sciences Laboratory is supported by research grants from federal and internal (AU) organizations agencies.

Funding portfolio for PSL (as of November, 2017):

National Science Foundation (NSF) $2,981,000
Department of Energy (DOE) $2,886,000
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) $653,000
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) $510,000
Other Federal Agencies (NRL, etc.) $22,000
Subcontracts $174,000
Total Support (1998 - present): $7,226,000


Current Research Grants:

DOE-Collaborative Research: Advancing the Physics of Magnetized Dusty Plasmas (DE - SC0016330)
PIs: E. Thomas, Jr., U. Konopka (8/15/16 - 8/14/19)
Funding: $850,000

NSF-Collaborative Research: Advancing the Physics of Magnetized Dusty Plasmas (PHY-1613087)
PIs: E. Thomas, Jr., U. Konopka (8/15/16 - 7/31/19)
Funding: $15,000

DOE-Collaborative Research: Physics of Magnetized Dusty Plasmas (DE - SC0010485)
PIs: E. Thomas, Jr., U. Konopka (8/15/13 - 8/14/16)
Funding: $750,000

NSF-Collaborative Research: Physics of Magnetized Dusty Plasmas (PHY-1301881)
PIs: E. Thomas, Jr., U. Konopka (8/15/13 - 8/14/16)
Funding: $15,000

NSF -MRI: Development of a Magnetized Dusty Plasma Device (PHY-1126067)
PIs: E. Thomas, Jr., R. L. Merlino, M. Rosenberg (9/1/11 - 8/31/14)
Funding: $1,488,000 (NSF) + $638,000 (AU Cost Share) = $2,126,000 (Total)

NASA - PLASMALAB: Measurements
PI: E. Thoms, Jr.(12/31/12 - 3/15/17)
Funding: $320,000

DTRA -Laboratory Investigation of Radiation Belt Electron Pitch-Angle Scattering by Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron Waves (HDTRA1-10-1-0019 - no-cost extension through 3/14)
PIs: E. Thomas, Jr., W. E. Amatucci (3/15/10 - 3/14/14)
Funding: $653,000

DOE-OFES -Multiscale investigation of sheared flows in magnetized plasmas
(DE-FG02-00ER54476 - in no-cost extension through 10/31/13)
Funding: $225,000

Past Research Funding forthe AUPSL


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