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Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program

Name Email Phone Room
Joanna  Kania-Bartoszynska (703) 292-4881  1025 N  
Nandini  Kannan (703) 292-8104  1025 N  
Jennifer  S. Pearl On sabbatical  1025 N  


Apply to PD 04-1260 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard Grant Proposal Guide proposal preparation guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via the NSF Application Guide; A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Guidelines applies. (Note: The NSF Application Guide is available on the website and on the NSF website at:

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

        -- for proposals that do not deal with training.

    December 7, 2016

    First Wednesday in December, Annually Thereafter

        -- for proposals dealing with training.


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.

Special Note Regarding Conferences

Principal Investigators should carefully read the program solicitation "Conferences and Workshops in the Mathematical Sciences" (link below) to obtain important information regarding the substance of proposals for conferences, workshops, summer/winter schools, and similar activities.  To facilitate timely notification of the availability of support, proposals to the Infrastructure program for these types of activities should be submitted 12 months in advance of the meeting date.  Proposals should be submitted directly to the solicitation, with Infrastructure chosen as the relevant program.


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

NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences in the Mathematical Sciences


What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program