NSF – Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

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

NSF — Economics

Date Due: 08/18/17; 01/18/18

Amount: Not Specified

Summary: The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.

Keywords: economics, research

Solicitation number: PD 98-1320

~Due date is  08/18/17, annually thereafter; 01/18/18, annually thereafter

URL: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5437&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

NSF — Engineering and Systems Design (ESD)

Date Due: 09/15/17, annually thereafter; 01/24/18, annually thereafter

Amount: Not Specified

Summary: The Engineering and Systems Design (ESD) program supports fundamental research leading to new engineering and systems design methods and practices for specific global contexts.  In particular, ESD seeks intellectual advances in which the theoretical foundations underlying design and systems engineering are operationalized into rigorous and pragmatic methods for a specific context.

In addition, the program funds the rigorous theoretical and empirical characterization of new or existing methods for design and systems engineering, identifying in which global contexts and under which assumptions these methods are effective and efficient.  Such a global context includes both a domain (such as energy systems, consumer products, cyber-physical systems) and an economic, socio-political, environmental and technological context.

Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to: (1) Design for X, where X is either a specific domain or a specific concern; (2) Novel information and communication technologies; (3) Novel modeling formalisms and algorithms; (4) Novel integrated frameworks for design and systems engineering.

Keywords: engineering, energy, economics, technology, environment

Solicitation number: PD 17-1464

~Due date is 09/15/17, annually thereafter; 01/24/18, annually thereafter

URL: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13340