Mathematical Sciences Grants Program
1. The NSA grants program seeks to stimulate new and important developments in the field areas of algebra, discrete mathematics, number theory, probability and statistics.
2. The program also seeks to increase the quantity and quality of domestic mathematical talent for the benefit of NSA and the nation.
3. In addition, the program seeks to improve mathematical opportunities to disadvantaged groups within the nation.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Defense
Office: National Security Agency
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2013: 1. Stimulated new and important developments in the field areas of algebra, discrete mathematics, number theory, probability and statistics.
2. Increased the quantity and quality of domestic mathematical talent for the benefit of NSA and the nation.
3. Improved mathematical opportunities to disadvantaged groups within the nation. Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
National Security Act of 1959, Sections 13 (a) and 10 (a), Public Law 086-86-36, 50 U.S.C 402.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
All those receiving support from our grants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Investigators must be an employee of a U.S. college or university. The principal investigator and all graduate students must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S..
This will benefit researchers in the mathematical sciences who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents as well as their students who are U. S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S..
The grant recipient shall certify that individuals meet the eligibility requirements as detailed in the "Who may submit" section of the Submission guidelines. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Principal investigators submit proposals for the support of undirected research, for the support of research conferences or meetings, and for programs of enrichment in specified mathematical areas. Principal investigators submit proposals in accordance with the proposal submission guidelines outlined at https: www.nsa.gov.
Proposal submissions meeting the criteria of the NSA program are peer reviewed and ranked according to their merit and how well they advance the goals of the program. The reviewing and ranking are performed not only by a committee of experts within the NSA, but also by committees established by the American Mathematical Society. NSA determines which submissions receive support together with the amount of support to be provided and notifies those who have submitted proposals of the final decision regarding their submission. Subsequent to this notification, funds will be provided in a timely manner, contingent upon appropriation and authorization by Congress, to the NSA Grants office, for processing of a Grant Award. APPLICANTS SHALL NOT MAKE ANY EXPENDITURES PRIOR TO RECEIPT OF A GRANT AWARD DOCUMENT FROM THE NSA GRANTS OFFICER.
Sep 01, 2011 to Oct 15, 2011: Proposals are accepted from Sep 1st through Oct 15th of each fiscal year for awards in the following fiscal year. No submissions received after the October 15th closing date will be accepted.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approval/Disapproval time frame ranges generally from 6 to 9 months.
Options for a second year of support may be proposed,and if accepted, grants with these options may be exercised at the sole discretion of the government. In all other situations, only no-cost extensions will be allowed when work is not completed. Funds will remain.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria is dependent upon the type of proposal received. Individual research, conference/meeting, or undergraduate research experience. Primarily criteria for individual research are the qualifications of the principal investigator and quality of the research proposed. Cost is considered when deciding upon funding e.g., up to two months of summer salary and /or student support, depending on the research grant type. The government reserves the right to partially fund any successful proposal based upon availability of funds.
How may assistance be used?
Summer salary, professional travel, publishing costs, undergraduate support, graduate student support, postdoctoral support, and conference support. No more than two summer months support based upon the type of grant that is awarded. No released time from teaching during the regular academic year.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Interim and final reports on the research or effort performed are required. Cash reports are not applicable. Interim reports on the research or effort being performed are required. Final expenditure reports are required detailing how the funds were expended. Details will be found in the General Provisions for NSA Grants and Cooperative Agreements which will be provide with the Grant Award document. No performance monitoring is required.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Audits will be conducted in accordance with Circular No. A-133, as appropriate.
Records shall be maintained in accordance with the OMB Circulars A-110 and A-133, as appropriate.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance funds are available for a period of up 12 months, unless an option has been proposed, and accepted for 12 additional months. Conferences, may be funded for a shorter period of time. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released upon receipt of an acceptable invoice by the Finance and Accounting Office, in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-110 and the General Provisions for NSA Grants and Cooperative Agreements Attachment provided with each awarded grant.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Mathematical Sciences Program
Department of Defense
National Security Agency
Attn: R1 (Dr. Floyd B. Cole or Ms. Barbara Johnson)
9800 Savage Road
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6557.
Diane I. Boyer 9800 Savage Road
, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland 20755 Email: email@example.com
(Salaries) FY 13 $13,814,759; FY 14 est $0; and FY 15 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Research Grants: $5,000. to $60,000 Average Award: $26,000.
Conferences: $5,000. to $195,000. Average Award: $32,000.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates: $20,000. to $300,000.Average Award: $110,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Information on how to apply for grants is located at www.nsa.gov under the RESEARCH TAB at the top of the site (the drop down menu will show the Mathematical Sciences Program).
Additionally, a single page of information on the program is also available upon request from the Mathematical Sciences Program POCs, Dr. Floyd B. Cole or Ms. Barbara Johnson, who can both be reached at telephone number: (301) 688-0400.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available