(1) Mathematics conference; (2) research in algebra; (3) research in number theory; (4) research in discrete mathematics; (5) research in statistics; and (6) research in probability.
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Uses and Use Restrictions
Summer salary, professional travel, publishing costs, graduate student support, postdoctoral support, and conference support.
No more than one summer month support.
No released time from teaching during the regular academic year.
Investigators must be an employee of a U.S.
college or university, the principal investigator must be at least a permanent resident of the U.S.
Graduate students must be U.S.
citizens or intending to become U.S.
This will benefit researchers in the mathematical science that are at least permanent residents as well as their students that are permanent residents of the U.S. and intending to apply for U.S. citizenship.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
A brochure is available from NSA giving the form of the proposal. A proposal may be sent directly to NSA by a college or university before the yearly deadline. NSA has the authority for the final approval and passes the funds to a college or university. The college or university distributes the funds to the principal investigator, students, postdoctoral students, etc.
The agency grant/contracting officer coordinates with the performing organization for the effective administration of the grant.
October 15 is the deadline for submission of proposals with certain exceptions, such as conference applications for which there is no deadline.
National Security Act of 1959, Sections (13(a) and 10(a), 50 U.S.C. 402, Public Law 86-36.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Generally 12 months.
Only no-cost extensions allowed when work is not completed. Funds will remain.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Two years in most cases except for conferences, which are for a shorter period.
Post Assistance Requirements
Interim and final reports are required.
FY 07 est $3,000,000; and FY 08 est not reported; and FY 09 est not reported. Note: No current information provided by Agency.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$5,000 to $60,000. Average: $15,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
NSA provides a free brochure describing how to apply for a grant.
Regional or Local Office
Dr. Charles F. Osgood, Department of Defense, National Security Agency, ATTN: R51A, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6000. Telephone: (301) 688-0400. Use the same number for FTS.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Primarily qualifications of the principal investigator. Cost is considered when deciding what to fund, e.g., one month of summer salary and/or student support.