Date Due: 10/20/17
Summary: The goal of the Environmental Sustainability program is to promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems. These systems provide ecological services vital for human survival. Research efforts supported by the program typically consider long time horizons and may incorporate contributions from the social sciences and ethics. The program supports engineering research that seeks to balance society’s need to provide ecological protection and maintain stable economic conditions. The four principle research areas that are supported are: 1) Industrial Ecology, 2) Green Engineering, 3) Ecological Engineering, and 4) Earth Systems Engineering.
Keywords: sustainability, biodiversity, climate change
Solicitation number: 17-7643
URL: URL: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505338
Date Due: 10/20/17
Summary: The goal of the Environmental Engineering program is to support transformative research which applies scientific and engineering principles to avoid or minimize solid, liquid, and gaseous discharges, resulting from human activities on land, inland and coastal waters, and air, while promoting resource and energy conservation and recovery. The program also fosters cutting-edge scientific research for identifying, evaluating, and monitoring the waste assimilative capacity of the natural environment and for removing or reducing contaminants from polluted air, water, and soils. Major areas of interest include: 1) enhancing the availability of high quality water supplies and 2) fate and transport of contaminants of emerging concern in air, water, solid waste, and soils.
Keywords: sustainability, engineering, water
Solicitation number: 17-1440
URL: URL: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505332
Date Due: 10/25/17
Amount: $87,000 per year, including $62,000 salary, $25,000 costs
Summary: The EAR Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to propose a strong, coherent research program in or across any area of Earth Science within the scope of the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) programs. The Division of Earth Sciences supports proposals for research geared toward improving the understanding of the structure, composition, and evolution of the Earth, the life it supports, and the processes that govern the formation and behavior of Earth materials. The theme of this solicitation is “issues relating to scale.” Earth Science research addresses processes that operate at different scales (e.g. spatial, temporal, numerical), but many communities are just now starting to study processes across different scales, or how processes operating at one scale translate to another. In addition, fellowship applicants are expected to include a coherent program of professional development activities as part of their proposal.
Keywords: career, student, education, geography, postdoc
Limitations: Individuals may submit only one fellowship proposal to EAR per fiscal year
Solicitation number: 16-588
URL: URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16583/nsf16583.htm
Date Due: 10/09/17, 2nd Monday in October annually thereafter
Amount: $69,000 max per year for two years for the Fellow
Summary: The National Science Foundation offers postdoctoral research fellowships to provide opportunities for recent doctoral graduates to obtain additional training, to gain research experience under the sponsorship of established scientists, and to broaden their scientific horizons beyond their undergraduate and graduate training. Postdoctoral fellowships are further designed to assist new scientists to direct their research efforts across traditional disciplinary lines and to avail themselves of unique research resources, sites, and facilities, including at foreign locations. NSF seeks to promote the participation of scientists from all segments of the scientific community, including those from under-represented groups, in its research programs and activities; the postdoctoral period is considered to be an important level of professional development in attaining this goal. The goal of the SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SPRF) program is to enhance the participation of under-represented groups in science and engineering; promote interdisciplinary research; and encourage doctoral-level scientists (who are not yet in full-time positions) to take advantage of the two-year fellowships to prepare for scientific careers in academia, industry or private sector, and government.
Keywords: career, student, economics, postdoc
Solicitation number: 17-588
URL: URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17588/nsf17588.htm
Date Due: 10/23/17 – life sciences, geosciences; 10/24/17 – Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research; 10/26/17 – psychology, social sciences, STEM education and learning; 10/27/17 – chemistry, mathematical sciences, physics and astronomy — reference letters for all are due 11/2/17
Amount: $34,000 per year for 3 years with $12,000 cost of education allowance to institution
Summary: The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards Fellowships for graduate study leading to research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM or in STEM education. GRFP supports individuals proposing a comprehensive holistic plan for graduate education that takes into account individual interests and competencies. A holistic plan describes the experiences, attributes, and academic achievements that, when considered in combination, show how the applicant has demonstrated potential for significant research achievements in STEM or in STEM education. Thus, an applicant must provide a detailed profile of her or his relevant educational and research experiences and plans for graduate education in such a way as to demonstrate this potential for significant achievements.
Notes: may apply a second time if not awarded the first
Keywords: student, education
Limitations: students may submit only one application in the 1st or 2nd year of graduate school, applicant must hold US citizenship, national, or permanent resident status by application deadline; applicant must be enrolled in graduate degree-granting institution on a campus in the US, territories, possessions, or Puerto Rico
Solicitation number: 16-588
URL: URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16588/nsf16588.htm
Date Due: 02/20/18, 3rd Tuesday in February annually thereafter
Amount: $3 million in program, anticipate 10 to 20 awards in the program
Summary: The Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD) program will support research projects to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for analysis of large spatiotemporal datasets with application to quantitative models of human dynamics. The program is a partnership between the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
Keywords: threat, algorithm, human dynamics
Solicitation number: 17-510
~02/20/18, 3rd Tuesday in February annually thereafter
URL: URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17510/nsf17510.htm
Date Due: 11/07/18, 11/06/19
Amount: various from $150,000 for one year to up to $5M for up to 5 years
Summary: 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 in informal environments for public and professional audiences; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and develop understandings of deeper learning by participants (National Resource Council, 2012). To achieve the greatest return on its investments, the AISL program encourages projects that will “raise the bar” in the fields of informal STEM education. It invests in projects that advance the leading edge of the field and address its most critical challenges
Keywords: STEM, education, innovation
Solicitation number: 17-573
Limitations: Individual and instituiton can be lead on no more than 3 proposals
Date Due: 09/27/17,medium and large, annually thereafter; 11/15/17, small, annually thereafter
Amount: large: $1.2 to $3 million up to 5 years; medium: $500,0001 to $1.2 million up to 4 years; up to $500,000 total budget up to 3 years
Summary: The CSR core supports and sustains progress in the contributing disciplinary areas that underlie computing systems including: distributed systems; pervasive and high-performance computing; operating systems and middleware; design and programming models; and real-time, embedded, and hybrid systems. Highlighted areas include: embedded and real-time systems (ERS), edge computing (EC), extensible distributed Systems (EDS), and Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS).
Solicitation number: PD 17-570
~09/27/17,medium and large, annually thereafter; 11/15/17, small, annually thereafter
Date Due: 10/15/17, annually thereafter; 02/02/18, annually thereafter, (invited resubmission)
Summary: The Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization — societies, institutions, groups and demography — and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology. The Program supports both original data collections and secondary data analysis that use the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodological tools. Theoretically grounded projects that offer methodological innovations and improvements for data collection and analysis are also welcomed.
Keywords: sociology, humans, organizations, population, social, labor
Solicitation number: PD 14-604
~10/15/17, annually thereafter; 02/02/18, annually thereafter, (invited resubmission)
Date Due: 10/20/17, annually thereafter
Amount: Not Specified
Summary: The goal of research funded under the interdisciplinary P2C2 solicitation is to utilize key geological, chemical, atmospheric (gas in ice cores), and biological records of climate system variability to provide insights into the mechanisms and rate of change that characterized Earth’s past climate variability, the sensitivity of Earth’s climate system to changes in forcing, and the response of key components of the Earth system to these changes. Important scientific objectives of P2C2 are to: 1) provide comprehensive paleoclimate data sets that can serve as model test data sets analogous to instrumental observations; and 2) enable transformative syntheses of paleoclimate data and modeling outcomes to understand the response of the longer-term and higher magnitude variability of the climate system that is observed in the geological and cryospheric records.
Keywords: climate change, environment
Solicitation number: PD 17-582
~10/20/2017, annually thereafter