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Applied Mathematics

Important Information for Proposers

Any proposal submitted in response to this funding opportunity should be submitted in accordance with the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. The NSF PAPPG is regularly revised and it is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets the requirements specified in this solicitation and the applicable version of the PAPPG. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

Supports mathematics research motivated by or having an effect on problems arising in science and engineering.


The Applied Mathematics program supports mathematics research motivated by or having an effect on problems arising in science and engineering. Mathematical merit and novelty, as well as breadth and quality of impact on applications, are important factors. Proposals to develop critical mathematical techniques from individual investigators as well as from interdisciplinary teams are encouraged.

Proposals whose primary applications are in the biological sciences are inappropriate for Applied Mathematics, and should be submitted elsewhere; see the synopsis of the DMS Mathematical Biology program on that program's webpage for further guidance.


Proposals to the Applied Mathematics program for conferences or workshops should be submitted through the program solicitation "Conferences and Workshops in the Mathematical Sciences" (link below).  Principal Investigators should carefully read the program solicitation to obtain important information regarding the substance of proposals for conferences, workshops, summer/winter schools, and similar activities.

To facilitate timely notification of the availability of support:

  • Proposals for conferences, workshops, etc., to be held in the US must be submitted 8 months in advance of the conference date;
  • Proposals to support group travel to meetings outside the US must be submitted 12 months in advance of the meeting date;
  • Proposals for conferences, workshops, etc., whose budget request exceeds $50,000 must be submitted during the annual November 1-15 submission window.

Program contacts

Pedro F. Embid
Program Director
pembid@nsf.gov (703) 292-4859 MPS/DMS
Tiziana Giorgi
Program Director
tgiorgi@nsf.gov (703) 292-8090 MPS/DMS
Eun Heui Kim
Program Director
eukim@nsf.gov (703) 292-2091 MPS/DMS
Magdalena Toda
Program Director
mtoda@nsf.gov (703) 292-2460 MPS/DMS

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