NSF Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS) program

The deadline for the NSF Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS) program is February 20, 2013.  This program offers grants of up to $750,000 to “support groundbreaking research leading to a new era of parallel computing.”  One of the focus areas is “Foundational Principles,” in which research “should engender a paradigm shift in the ways in which one conceives, develops, analyzes, and uses parallel algorithms, languages, and concurrency.”

Each proposal is required to have “two or more PIs providing different and distinct expertise relevant to the program’s focus areas”, and in particular the program welcomes collaborations between theorists and researchers in other areas of computer science.

Simons Awards for Graduate Students in TCS

The Simons Foundation Division for Mathematics and the Physical Sciences invites applications for the  Simons Award for Graduate Students in Theoretical Computer Science program. These awards will be made to graduate students with an outstanding track record of research accomplishments.  To be eligible the applicant must be a graduate student who has completed two, three or four years at a U.S. or Canadian institution of higher education. A track record of outstanding results in theoretical computer science is the key criterion.  Deadline: February 7, 2013.

Another upcoming Simons deadline (January 31, 2013) is for the Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians program, which will make a large number of grants to accomplished, active researchers who do not otherwise have access to substantial research funding that supports travel and visitors.