Monday, November 20, 2006

On your marks, get set....

Gentlefolk, STAARRT YOUR LATEX !!!!!!!!!
Program Title:

Theoretical Foundations (TF07) Program Solicitation
Date: February 19, 2007
  • Approximately 15 small awards at $60,000/year or less will be made. For example, projects by new faculty may require NSF support for only one student or for summer salary. Most small awards will go to (or preference will be given to) PI's who have not previously been a PI or coPI on an NSF award.
  • Up to 55 awards will be made with an average grant size of $125,000/year for durations up to three years.
  • Up to 5 awards of up to $500,000/year for well-integrated projects of larger scope are anticipated.
The STOC deadline was over ONE WHOLE HOUR ago ! Get cracking !

p.s Thanks, Chandra.


  1. Wow! $500K/year for a theory project? Anyone who can pull that in without promising any code is next to God. 

    Posted by Anonymous

  2. >earthling?

    Well, if you're not of this planet, then you're certainly not a good old boy, and therefore won't get the $500K.


    Posted by Anonymous

  3. Are you sure 55 isn't a typo?  

    Posted by Anonymous

  4. well, there's a total budget of upto $30 mil, $10 mil/year for the typical three year grant. $500K * 5 = 2.5 M. 55 * 125K ~ 7 M and 15 * 60K ~ 1 M. The total comes to 10.5 M, in the right ballpark. So no, I don't think it's a typo.

    55 is a rather small number. I imagine there will be at least (if not more) 1000 theoreticians applying: we're talking a 5% or so take rate, not large at all. 

    Posted by Suresh

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