Individual Research Funding in the United States

There exist a short list of individual research funding opportunities for number theorists.  Here we provide an overview.

1) National Science Foundation:

2) National Security Agency Mathematical Sciences Program:

  • Young Investigators Grants and Standard Grants, each two years in length (usually due in October).

3) Simons Foundation:

  • Fellowships that extend sabbatical leave or provide a break from duties (usually due in September).
  • Collaboration grants that provide five years of travel funding for self and collaborators (usually due in December).
  • AMS-Simons Grants that provide travel funding for early career (usually due in March).
  • Targeted research grants for high-risk/reward projects (rolling deadline).

4) Centennial Fellowship.  One-year fellowship to support research (generally travelling to another institution; usually due beginning of December).

5) Association for Women in Mathematics.  For female researchers and education researchers, deadlines thrice yearly.

The following are postdoctoral fellowships not tied to a particular institution:

1) National Science Foundation Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

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