Note there are information Webinars about the program on May 24th and 31st.

]]>NSF Expeditions in Computing (see here) — this is for large-scale projects (up to $10 million over 5 years). There have been a couple of TCS-related such awards in the past (e.g., the center for computational intractability at Princeton). Preliminary proposals due May 2, 2016.

Simons Foundation Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences (see here). This new program is intended to support high-risk projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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TCS has successfully applied for these in past, for example on the topics of Boolean Function Analysis, and Approximation Algorithms.

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to accept nominations for the 2016 Alan T. Waterman Award. The Waterman Award is NSF’s highest honor. Each year, the Foundation bestows the award to recognize the talent, creativity, and influence of a singular young researcher. In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a grant of $1,000,000 over a five year period for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, social, or other sciences at the institution of the recipient’s choice.

]]>Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowships are an opportunity for outstanding junior scientists (at most 6 years from PhD by Fall 2016) to spend one or both semesters at the Institute in connection with one or more of its programs. The programs for 2016-17 are as follows:

* Algorithms and Uncertainty (Fall 2016)

* Logical Structures in Computation (Fall 2016)

* Foundations of Machine Learning (Spring 2017)

* Pseudorandomness (Spring 2017)

Applicants who already hold junior faculty or postdoctoral positions are welcome to apply. In particular, applicants who hold, or expect to hold, postdoctoral appointments at other institutions are encouraged to apply to spend one semester as a Simons-Berkeley Fellow subject to the approval of the postdoctoral institution.

Further details and application instructions can be found at http://simons.berkeley.edu/fellows2016. Information about the Institute and the above programs can be found at http://simons.berkeley.edu.

**Deadline for applications: 15 December, 2015.**

Full Proposal Deadline Date: October 21, 2015

Program Guidelines: NSF 14-582

The purpose of the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF) is to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development. There are two options for awardees: Research Fellowship and Research Instructorship. Awards will support research in areas of mathematics and statistics, including applications to other disciplines.

More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5301&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click