Launching Early Career Academic Pathways in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences – up to $250,000 – due Jan 7, 2022

Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science – $2,000,000 – due Jan 25, 2022
December 30, 2021
Major Research Instrumentation Program – Instrument Acquisition or Development – $100,000 to $1,000,000 – dude Jan 1 through Jan 19, annually
December 30, 2021

Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Eligibility:             Public, Private

Award(s):             Grants up to $250,000 are awarded.

Deadline(s):         Applications are due January 7, 2022.

Focus:   Academic/Early Career Research, Equity and Diversity, Museums, Native/Tribal American, Technology Equipment/Devices, Underserved Populations/At Risk

Grade Level(s):   Higher Ed

Content Area(s):               Mathematics, Science

State(s):               National

Description:        The purpose of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Launching Early Career Academic Pathways program is to broaden participation of new research scientists from groups underrepresented in the mathematical and physical sciences, including Blacks and African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Native Pacific Islanders. Expectations are to develop research plans suitable for continued NSF support that increase the participation of investigators from underrepresented groups, and build a cadre of scientists who can serve as role models for the US scientific workforce of the future. There is a focus on institutions of higher education that do not traditionally receive significant NSF funding in the mathematical and physical sciences.

Eligible applicants are US two- and four-year accredited institutions of higher education, including community colleges, acting on behalf of faculty members. Applications are encouraged from Minority-Serving Institutions of higher education, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institutions; predominantly undergraduate institutions; and Research 2 universities as defined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Eligible principal investigators are researchers in pretenure track academic positions who have not previously served as principal or coprincipal investigators on NSF research grants, with doctoral degrees in the mathematics or the physical sciences, and who are US citizens or legally admitted permanent residents. Cost sharing and matching funds are not required. Applications must be submitted online.

Contact:              Sarah Higdon, Program Officer

Division of Astronomical Sciences

National Science Foundation

2415 Eisenhower Ave.

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703.292.2541


Rebecca Peebles, Program Officer

Division of Chemistry

Phone: 703.292.8809


Souleymane O. Diallo, Program Officer

Division of Materials Research

Phone: 703.292.8302


Yuliya Gorb, Program Officer

Division of Mathematical Sciences

Phone: 703.292.2113


Kathleen V. McCloud, Program Officer

Division of Physics

Phone: 703.292.8236


Michelle Bushey, Program Officer

Office of Multidisciplinary Activities

Phone: 703.292.4938