Mathematics

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)

National Science Foundation
Full Proposal Deadline, August 8, 2018

With the goal of encouraging research independence immediately upon obtaining one's first academic position after receipt of the PhD, the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will award grants to initiate the course of one's independent research. Understanding the critical role of establishing that independence early in one's career, it is expected that funds will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first three years in a primary academic position after the PhD, but not more than a total of five years after completion of their PhD. One may not yet have received any other grants or contracts in the Principal Investigator (PI) role from any department, agency, or institution of the federal government, including from the CAREER program or any other program, post-PhD, regardless of the size of the grant or contract, with certain exceptions noted below. Serving as co-PI, Senior Personnel, Postdoctoral Fellow, or other Fellow does not count against this eligibility rule. Grants, contracts, or gifts from private companies or foundations; state, local, or tribal governments; or universities do not count against this eligibility rule. 

It is expected that these funds will allow the new CISE Research Initiation Initiative PI to support one or more graduate students for up to two years. Faculty at undergraduate and two-year institutions may use funds to support undergraduate students, and may use the additional RUI designation (which requires inclusion of a RUI Impact Statement) -- see https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5518 for additional information. In addition, submissions from all institutions may use funds for postdoctoral scholars, travel, and/or research equipment.

Must be untenured and In the first three years of a tenure-track or research science or education position (or equivalent) but not more than a total of five years after completion of Ph.D. The number of years includes any academic position held post-PhD, exclusive of postdoctoral appointments. Must not have received any federal grants as PI (see exceptions). A PI may submit one proposal per annual competition. In addition, a Principal Investigator may not participate in more than two CRII competitions. Proposals that are not reviewed (i.e., are withdrawn before review or are returned without review) do not count toward the two-competition limit. The PI may not submit a CRII proposal in the same calendar year in which he/she submits a CAREER proposal. A CRII proposal submitted in the same calendar year as a CAREER proposal by the same PI will be returned without review.
$175k for up to 24 months
03/08/16
social-science
mathematics
engineering
education
computer-science
health-science
information-science
architecture

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

National Science Foundation
July 18, 2018 Third Wednesday in July, Annually Thereafter -- for BIO, CISE, EHR July 19, 2018 Third Thursday in July, Annually Thereafter -- for ENG July 20, 2018 Third Friday in July, Annually Thereafter -- for GEO, MPS, SBE
CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.
A Principal Investigator (PI) may submit only one CAREER proposal per annual competition. In addition, a Principal Investigator may not participate in more than three CAREER competitions. Proposals that are not reviewed (i.e., are withdrawn before review or are returned without review) do not count toward the three-competition limit.Proposers must meet all of the following eligibility requirements: Hold a doctoral degree in a field supported by NSF by the cognizant Directorate's deadline for submission of CAREER proposals; Be engaged in research in an area of science, engineering, or education supported by NSF; Be employed in a tenure-track (or tenure-track-equivalent) position as an assistant professor (or equivalent title) as of October 1 after the proposal submission; Be untenured as of October 1 following the proposal submission; and Have not previously received a CAREER award. (Prior or concurrent Federal support for other types of awards for non-duplicative research does not preclude eligibility.)
The CAREER award, including indirect costs, is expected to total a minimum of $400,000 for the 5-year duration, with the following exceptions: Awards for proposals to the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO), the Directorate for Engineering (ENG), or the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) are expected to total a minimum of $500,000 for the 5-year duration. The PECASE award is an honorary award for all NSF recipients and does not provide additional funds. CAREER awards are eligible for supplemental funding as described in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG).
03/08/16
social-science
physical-science
mathematics
education
computer-science
life-science
information-science

Early Career Research Program, Office of Science

Department of Energy
4/4/2018 for invited applications
1/25/2018 Preapplication
The Office of Science of the Department of Energy hereby invites grant applications for support under the Early Career Research Program in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR); Biological and Environmental Research (BER); Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES); High Energy Physics (HEP), and Nuclear Physics (NP). The purpose of this program is to support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and to stimulate research careers in the areas supported by the DOE Office of Science.​
The Principal Investigator must be an untenured Assistant Professor on the tenure track or an untenured Associate Professor on the tenure track at a U.S. academic institution as of the deadline for the application. No more than ten (10) years can have passed between the year the Principal Investigator's Ph.D. was awarded and the year that the FOA was issued. For the present competition, those who received doctorates no earlier than 2007 are eligible. There can be no co-Principal Investigators. Principal investigator means the scientist or other individual designated by the recipient to direct the project. Each Principal Investigator may only submit one Office of Science Early Career Research Program application per annual competition. Additionally, a Principal Investigator may not participate in more than three Office of Science Early Career Research Program competitions. There is NOT a U.S. citizenship requirement for the Principal Investigator or any project participants. Principal Investigators of early career awards funded by other agencies or entities are eligible, but the proposed research must have a scope different from that already funded by the other organization. Principal Investigators who have received awards previously under the Office of Science Early Career Research Program are not eligible. If a Principal Investigator has multiple doctorates, the discipline of the one they have earned within the ten-year eligibility window should be relevant to the proposed research. Letters of recommendation are not allowed. Applications that include recommendation letters will be subject to elimination from consideration during DOE’s initial review. A department chair letter is not required and should not be included. The Principal Investigator must be employed in the eligible position as of the closing date for this FOA.
Minimum of $750,000 over 5 years, can be higher, but encouraged to stay close to minimum as possible
03/07/16
physical-science
mathematics
computer-science
life-science

Statistical and Research Methodology in Education, Early Career

Department of Education
August 4, 2016
Strongly encouraged, but not mandatory: May 5, 2016

See encouraged topic areas in Solicitation. 

For FY 2017, a PI under the Early Career topic must have received his/her doctorate on or after April 1, 2012.
200,000 over 2 years
03/07/16
mathematics
education

Young Faculty Award, DARPA

Department of Defense
Executive Summary due September 10, 2018 (Strongly Encouraged) (Limit 1 per topic area) FAQ submission deadline November 8, 2018 (1 only) Full Proposal Due Date,
Strongly Encouraged, see solicitation.
The Department of Defense offers four recurring grant programs that benefit new investigators, including opportunities through the Office of Naval Research (ONR), The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). While broad areas of research are supported, the agency will usually evaluate the application in terms of agency need. DoD agencies typically publish lists of desired topic areas.
Participation in the YFA program is limited to any current tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professors and to tenured Assistant or Associate Professors within three (3) years of their tenure appointment at a U.S. institution of higher education or equivalent at a U.S. non-profit science and technology research institutions. Proposals are not being sought from foreign organizations; however, foreign organizations may be a member of a team in a subcontractor role. Previous YFA recipients are not eligible to apply to this or any future YFA program. Please see Section III for more details.
250,000/year for 2 years- possible 3rd year at 500,000
03/07/16
social-science
physical-science
mathematics
engineering
education
computer-science
health-science
life-science
information-science

Young Investigator Program, Army Research Office

Department of Defense
Continuous through 31 March 2022
Preliminary inquiries encouraged as to the general need for the type of research effort contemplated. Requested to submit whitepaper prior to submission of complete proposal.

The Department of Defense offers four recurring grant programs that benefit new investigators, including opportunities through the Office of Naval Research (ONR), The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). While broad areas of research are supported, the agency will usually evaluate the application in terms of agency need. DoD agencies typically publish lists of desired topic areas.

This program is open to U.S. citizens, U.S. Nationals, and Permanent Resident Aliens holding tenure-track positions at U.S. institutions of higher education, who have held their graduate degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) for fewer than five years at the time of application. Faculty at an institution of higher education which does not designate any faculty appointments as "tenure track" are eligible if that fact is so indicated in the proposal, and the supporting letter from the institute states that the faculty member submitting the proposal will be considered for a permanent appointment.
120,000/year for 3 years
02/26/16
social-science
physical-science
mathematics
engineering
computer-science
health-science
life-science
information-science
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