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Division of Mathematical Sciences
Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program
Apply to PD 04-1260 as follows:
For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard Grant Proposal Guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: NSF Grants.gov Application Guide; A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines apply (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)
Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
Full Proposal Accepted Anytime
For proposals that do not deal with training
Full Proposal Target Date: December 3, 2014
For proposals that deal with training as described in the Synopsis
First Wednesday in December, Annually Thereafter
The major aim of the DMS Infrastructure Program is to foster the continuing health of the mathematical sciences research community as a whole. Hence, the program supports projects that positively influence the entire community, most often those cutting across multiple sub-disciplines. Activities funded include working research sessions, such as conferences and symposia, as well as larger initiatives focused on enhancing and developing the mathematical sciences at the national scale.
In addition, the Infrastructure Program will support a limited number of unsolicited training projects aimed at the undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral levels that include a core mathematical sciences research component for trainees. The Infrastructure Program seeks to fund novel projects that can have a large impact by promoting partnerships, broadening participation, and/or serving as models to be replicated. Proposals must clearly identify:
- the goals to be achieved;
- the specific new activities to be conducted, the way in which these address the goals, and the way in which the activities significantly differ from or enhance common practice;
- measurable proposed outcomes for the project;
- specific methods for evaluation of the success of the activity and for assessment of progress toward the goals to be achieved, and
- a budget commensurate with the proposed activity.
Training activities that fit into other DMS offerings, such as the solicitations in the DMS Workforce Program (Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, Enriched Doctoral Training in the Mathematical Sciences, or Research Experiences for Undergraduates Sites), should be submitted to those solicitations.
Conferences and Workshops in the Mathematical Sciences
Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes
Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences
Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Enriched Doctoral Training in the Mathematical Sciences
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Workforce Program in the Mathematical Sciences
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