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NSF Funding Opportunity Resources


This webpage contains a calendar containing highlights of NSF funding opportunity announcements which pertain to bioscience, chemistry, earth science, engineering, and physics.

 

 



Eligibility:

 

 

Eligibility: unless otherwise stated, Stanford faculty with PI eligibility

 

 

 


NSF Funding opportunity search tools

 



NSF Funding Opportunity Search Tool:
Link to the NSF "Find Funding" webpage:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
Search by deadline:
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=NSF&ord=date


NSF Awards Advanced Search Webpage (for funded programs)
http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/advancedSearch.jsp

 

 

 


NSF Grant and proposal guidelines

 


NSF Grant and Proposal Guidelines (GPG) (effective Jan. 2018)
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappg18_1/index.jsp

 

NSF Medical Research/Disease-related goal restrictions
NSF Grant Proposal Guidelines Chapter 1. B:
Unless otherwise stated in the program guidelines, research with disease-related goals, including work on the etiology, diagnosis or treatment of physical or mental disease, abnormality, or malfunction in human beings or animals, is normally not supported. Animal models of such conditions or the development or testing of drugs or other procedures for their treatment also are not eligible for support.
Exceptions:
However, research in bioengineering, with diagnosis- or treatment-related goals, that applies engineering principles to problems in biology and medicine while advancing engineering knowledge is eligible for support. Bioengineering research to aid persons with disabilities also is eligible."

 

 

NSF Limited submission programs




Check the limited submission program webpage >>

 

 

 

NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

 

 

NSF 17-537 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

Program announcement
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17537/nsf17537.htm

Directorate deadlines:

Biological Sciences (BIO)
Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering (CISE)
Education and Human Resources (EHR)

Full proposal: July 18, 2018

Engineering (ENG)

Full proposal: July 19, 2018

Geosciences (GEO)
Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)
Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)

Full proposal: July 20, 2018

Amount of funding:
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.
Purpose:
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 junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.
PECASE: Each year NSF selects nominees for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious recent CAREER awardees. Selection for this award is based on two important criteria: 1) innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of NSF, and 2) community service demonstrated through scientific leadership, education or community outreach. PECASE eligibility requires that the applicant be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident by the time of nomination.
Eligibility: assistant professors with tenure-track or equivalent positions
By the Directorate's deadline for submission of CAREER proposals, proposers must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
Hold a doctoral degree by the deadline date in a field supported by NSF;
Be untenured until October 1 following the deadline; and
Have not previously received a CAREER award (prior or concurrent Federal support for other types of awards or for non-duplicative research does not preclude eligibility);
AND:
By October 1st following the deadline for submission of CAREER proposals:
Be employed in a tenure-track (or tenure-track-equivalent) position as an assistant professor (with a UTL faculty appt.) (or equivalent title) at an accredited institution located in the U.S., its territories, or possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, that awards degrees in a field supported by NSF; Be employed in a tenure-track position (or tenure-track-equivalent position) as an assistant professor (or equivalent title) at an organization located in the U.S., its territories or possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico that is a non-profit, non-degree-granting organization such as a museum, observatory, or research lab.


 

 

 


NSF postdoctoral fellowships



Citizenship:
Must, at the time of submission, be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a legally admitted permanent resident alien of the United States. See the respective guidelines for each announcement for additional eligibility criteria.


NSF Grant and Proposal Guidelines (GPG) (effective Jan. 2018)
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappg18_1/index.jsp

 


NSF Medical Research/Disease-related goal restrictions

NSF Grant Proposal Guidelines Chapter 1. B:
Unless otherwise stated in the program guidelines, research with disease-related goals, including work on the etiology, diagnosis or treatment of physical or mental disease, abnormality, or malfunction in human beings or animals, is normally not supported. Animal models of such conditions or the development or testing of drugs or other procedures for their treatment also are not eligible for support.
Exceptions:
However, research in bioengineering, with diagnosis- or treatment-related goals, that applies engineering principles to problems in biology and medicine while advancing engineering knowledge is eligible for support. Bioengineering research to aid persons with disabilities also is eligible."




**Note: NSF may reissue the following programs announcements during the year. Those new announcements will likely have different deadlines and requirements.  Check the webpage for each program announcement to see if there is a red comment at the top of the page along with a link to the webpage for the reissued program announcement.


NSF 17-588 SBE Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)

Two tracks: (1) Fundamental Research in the SBE Sciences" (SPRF-FR) and (2) “Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences" (SPRF-BP).
Eligibility: applicants must: be a U.S. citizen, national, or legally admitted permanent resident alien of the United States as of the application deadline; obtained the doctoral degree within 36 months before the application deadline or will obtain the doctoral degree within 10 months after the application deadline; not already in a full-time tenure-track faculty position; not have submitted the same research to another NSF postdoctoral research program
Note: It is anticipated that the research will be conducted at an institution other than the Fellowship candidate's doctoral-granting institution. However, if the Fellowship candidate chooses to remain at their current institution, the Project Description should include an explanation on how this choice benefits their research and career development.
Deadline:  Oct. 9, 2018 (then 2nd Tuesday in Oct. annually)
Guidelines:
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17588/nsf17588.htm
Institutional representative: not applicable. Fellowships are awarded to individuals. The fellowship candidate submits his or her proposal directly to NSF.


NSF 16-575 Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships (AAPF)
The candidate is a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States. Each candidate must identify one or more sponsoring scientist(s) and host institution(s) at the time of proposal submission.
Deadline:   Oct. 10, 2018 (2nd Wed. in October annually)
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16575/nsf16575.htm
Institutional representative: not applicable. Fellowships are awarded to individuals. The fellowship candidate submits his or her proposal directly to NSF.


NSF 16-558 Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF)
The candidate must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a legally admitted permanent resident alien of the United States May not have held the doctoral degree more than 2 years as of January 1 of the year of the award; Must propose research in an area of mathematics or statistics.
Deadline: Oct. 17,  2018 (Third Wednesday in October)
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16558/nsf16558.htm
Institutional representative: not applicable. Fellowships are awarded to individuals. The fellowship candidate submits his or her proposal directly to NSF.

 

NSF 15-501 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents
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 of funding for the Fellows at that site. For FY 2015 and beyond, these BIO programs are
(1) Broadening Participation of Groups Under-represented in Biology
(2) Research Using Biological Collections
(3) National Plant Genome Initiative (NPGI) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.
Deadline:    Nov. 6, 2018 (first Tuesday in November annually)
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15501/nsf15501.htm
Institutional representative: not applicable. These fellowships are awards to individuals; proposals are submitted directly by the fellowship candidate to NSF.

 

NSF 17-583 Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF)
The candidate is a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States. Each candidate must identify one or more sponsoring scientist(s) and host institution(s) at the time of proposal submission.
The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience in research and education that will establish them in leadership positions in the Earth Sciences community. Because the fellowships are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in their career, doctoral advisors are encouraged to discuss the availability of EAR fellowships with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs.
Deadline:   Oct. 24, 2018 (and 4th Wed. in Oct. annually)
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17583/nsf17583.htm
Institutional representative: not applicable. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.

 

 

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