21st Century Science Initiative

Compare Grant Types

Compare JSMF grant types and the program areas funded in each. Research applications or letters of inquiry must fit into one of these program areas. Unsolicited requests that do not fit into a program area and are not research related are not funded.

  Fellowship Award Scholar Award Scholar Award-CS Collaborative Award
Studying Complex Systems X
Mathematical & Complex Systems Approaches for Brain Cancer X X X
Understanding Human Cognition X X
Grant Details        
Reseachers Ph.D. students within 18 months of anticipated completion of graduate training investigator


(between 5 and 15 years post Ph.D.)

multi-institutional, possibly multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator
Focus to provide students in the final stages of completing a PH.D. degree more leeway in identifying and securing postdoctoral training opportunities in complex systems research (as defined on the JSMF website) in support of investigator's program (not necessarily a specific project) in support of investigator's program (not necessarily a specific project) to initiate interdisciplinary discussions on problems or issues, to help launch interdisciplinary research networks, or to fund communities of researchers/practitioners dedicated to developing new methods, tools, and applications of basic research to applied problems
Budget $200,000 $600,000 $450,000 flexible
Length 2 years up to 6 years 3-6 years flexible
Application Process Request for Applications Nomination by a JSMF nominator Request for Applications Letter of Inquiry
Deadline varies from year to year n/a varies from year to year; typically in March there are no deadlines for this type of grant