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Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences  (FRGMS)

Name Email Phone Room
Pedro  F. Embid (703) 292-4859   
Marian  Bocea (703) 292-2595   
Stefaan  G. De Winter (703) 292-2599   
Zhilan  J. Feng (703) 292-7523   
Leland  M. Jameson (703) 292-4883   
Swatee  Naik (703) 292-4876   
Janet  P. Striuli (703) 292-2858   
Gabor  J. Szekely (703) 292-8869   


Solicitation  16-577

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after June 1, 2020. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 20-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Deadline Date

    September 8, 2021

    Second Wednesday in September, Annually Thereafter


The purpose of the Focused Research Group activity is to support collaborative groups employing innovative methods to solve specific, major research challenges in the mathematical sciences. A major challenge is an outstanding problem of significant importance that requires the focused and synergistic efforts of a collaborative group to solve, and whose solution will have wide impacts in the mathematical sciences and potentially in other areas. Groups may include, in addition to statisticians and mathematicians, researchers from other science and engineering disciplines appropriate for the proposed research. Risky projects are welcome. Interdisciplinary projects are welcome. Projects should be timely, limited in duration to up to three years, and substantial in their scope and impact for the mathematical sciences. Funded projects that show substantial progress in their first two years may be recommended for a creativity extension for up to an additional two years.


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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program