Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)- NSF 17-537


National Science Foundation


Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time):

July 19, 2017-BIO, CISE, EHR

Third Wednesday in July, Annually Thereafter

July 20, 2017-ENG

Third Thursday in July, Annually Thereafter

July 21, 2017-GEO, MPS, SBE

Third Friday in July, Annually Thereafter


PECASE: Each year NSF selects nominees for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious recent CAREER awardees. Selection for this award is based on two important criteria: 1) innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of NSF, and 2) community service demonstrated through scientific leadership, education, or community outreach. These awards foster innovative developments in science and technology, increase awareness of careers in science and engineering, give recognition to the scientific missions of the participating agencies, enhance connections between fundamental research and national goals, and highlight the importance of science and technology for the Nation’s future. Individuals cannot apply for PECASE. These awards are initiated by the participating federal agencies. At NSF, up to twenty nominees for this award are selected each year from among the PECASE-eligible CAREER awardees most likely to become the leaders of academic research and education in the twenty-first century. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy makes the final selection and announcement of the awardees.


A Principal Investigator (PI) may submit only one CAREER proposal per annual competition. In addition, a Principal Investigator may not participate in more than three CAREER competitions. Proposals that are not reviewed (i.e., are withdrawn before review or are returned without review) do not count toward the three-competition limit.

Available Funding:

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 450 per year

Anticipated Funding Amount: $222,000,000

This annual amount is approximate, includes new and continuing increments, and is subject to availability of funds.

Link to Full RFP:


Sponsor: The New York Community Trust

DEADLINE: The Fund observes two funding cycles annually. The deadlines are April 1 and
November 1 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time, unless the deadline falls on a weekend, in which
case the deadline will be the following Monday at 5 p.m.

Summary: Grants of up to $20,000 are available to help support the research of faculty members or post-doctoral researchers affiliated with non-profit human service organizations in
the United States and Canada. Areas of interest to the Fund are: studies to develop,
refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or
ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting
children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for
adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. The research for which funding
is requested must focus on the United States and/or Canada or on a comparison
between the United States and/or Canada and one or more other countries.

Available Funding: up to $20,000

Link to Full RFP

NSF 14-595 SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

DEADLINES: November 10, 2014; October 26, 2015; Last Monday in October, Annually Thereafter

Summary: The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in two tracks: (i) Broadening Participation (SPRF-BP), and (ii) Interdisciplinary Research in Behavioral and Social Sciences (SPRF-IBSS). See the full text of the solicitation for detailed description of these tracks.

Available Funding: The maximum anticipated funding amount is approximately $3,000,000 per year, split between 12-16 awards, contingent upon the quality of applications and availability of funds.

Link to Full RFP