Funding Opportunities

National Science Foundation (NSF) 16-566

Full Proposal Deadline - November 10, 2017

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY)

National Science Foundation (NSF) PD 10-1267


Full Proposal Target Date: November 7, 2017

Supports research on algebraic topology, including homotopy theory, ordinary and extraordinary homology and cohomology, cobordism theory, and K-theory; topological manifolds and cell complexes, fiberings, knots, and links; differential topology and actions of groups of transformations; geometric group theory; and general topology and continua theory.


National Science Foundation (NSF) PD 10-1263


Full Proposal Window: November 7, 2017

The Probability Program supports research on the theory and applications of probability. Subfields include discrete probability, stochastic processes, limit theory, interacting particle systems, stochastic differential and partial differential equations, and Markov processes. Research in probability which involves applications to other areas of science and engineering is especially encouraged.


National Science Foundation (NSF) 17-561

Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 8, 2017

The Division of Physics (PHY) supports physics research and the preparation of future scientists in the nation’s colleges and universities across a broad range of physics disciplines that span scales of space and time from the largest to the smallest and the oldest to the youngest.  The Division is comprised of disciplinary programs covering experimental and theoretical research in the following major subfields of physics: Accelerator Science; Atomic, ...



National Science Foundation (NSF) PD 10-1265

Geometric Analysis

Full Proposal Target Date: November 7, 2017

The program in Geometric Analysis supports research on differential geometry and its relation to partial differential equations and variational principles; aspects of global analysis, including the differential geometry of complex manifolds and geometric Lie group theory; geometric methods in modern mathematical physics; and geometry of convex sets, integral geometry, and related geometric topics.

National Science Foundation (NSF) 15-501

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 7, 2017

The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology.  The fellowships encourage independence at an early stage of the research career to permit Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations regardless of the availability

National Science Foundation (NSF) 17-573

Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 6, 2017

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM ...

National Science Foundation (NSF) 17-576

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

Full Proposal Window: November 15, 2017
SMALL Projects

In today’s increasingly networked, distributed, and asynchronous world, cybersecurity involves hardware, software, networks, data, people, and integration with the physical world. However, society’s overwhelming reliance on this complex cyberspace has exposed its fragility and vulnerabilities: corporations, agencies, national infrastructure and individuals have been victims of cyber-attacks. Achieving a truly secure cyberspace requires addressing both challenging scientific and ...

National Science Foundation (NSF) PD 12-8084

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)

Full Proposal Window: November 15, 2017

Advanced computational infrastructure and the ability to perform large-scale simulations and accumulate massive amounts of data have revolutionized scientific and engineering disciplines.  The goal of the CDS&E program is to identify and capitalize on opportunities for major scientific and engineering breakthroughs through new computational and data analysis approaches.  The intellectual drivers may be in an individual discipline or they may cut across more than one discipline ...

National Science Foundation (NSF) 16-592

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 15, 2017

The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The central theme of submitted projects must be quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. The intent is discovery of principles of infectious disease transmission and testing mathematical or computational models that elucidate infectious ...

National Science Foundation (NSF) PD 16-1266

Applied Mathematics

Full Proposal Window: November 15, 2017

The Applied Mathematics program supports mathematics research motivated by or having an effect on problems arising in science and engineering. Mathematical merit and novelty, as well as breadth and quality of impact on applications, are important factors. Proposals to develop critical mathematical techniques from individual investigators as well as from interdisciplinary teams are encouraged.

Proposals whose primary applications are in the biological sciences are inappropriate for this

National Science Foundation (NSF) 17-572

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs

Full Proposal Window: November 15, 2017
SMALL Projects

CISE’s Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs:

  • The Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) program;
  • The Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and
  • The Robust Intelligence (RI) program.

Proposals in the area of computer graphics and visualization may be submitted to any of the three core programs ...

National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF 17-571

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs

Full Proposal Window: November 15, 2017

Program Guidelines: NSF 17-571

CISE’s Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs:

  • The Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program;
  • The Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program; and
  • The Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program.

Proposers are invited to submit proposals in two project classes, which are defined as ...
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National Science Foundation (NSF) 17-570

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs

Full Proposal Window: November 15, 2017
SMALL Projects

Program Guidelines: NSF 17-570

CISE’s Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs:

  • Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and
  • Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program.

Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows:

  • Small Projects - up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years;
  • Medium ...

National Science Foundation (NSF) 16-574

Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG)

Full Proposal Window: November 15, 2017

Program Guidelines: NSF 16-574

The Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG) Program provides individual investigator and collaborative research grants for observational, theoretical, laboratory, and archival data studies in astronomy and astrophysics. Acceptable research areas include the following: stellar astronomy and astrophysics; the astronomy and astrophysics of our Galaxy; extragalactic astronomy and astrophysics; and cosmology. Proposals for projects and tools that enable and enhance research in those ...

National Science Foundation (NSF) PD 16-7334

Mathematical Biology

Full Proposal Window: November 15, 2017

Program Guidelines: PD 16-7334

The Mathematical Biology Program supports research in areas of applied and computational mathematics with relevance to the biological sciences.  Successful proposals are mathematically innovative and address challenging problems of interest to members of the biological community. 

Some projects of interest to the Mathematical Biology Program may include development of mathematical concepts and tools traditionally seen in other disciplinary programs within the Division ..

National Science Foundation (NSF) 8501

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)

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