More details here.
See here for details. Deadline is October 23rd. Recent computer science winners include Mung Chiang, Scott Aaronson, and Robert Wood.
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.
The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley invites applications for Research Fellowships for academic year 2016-17.
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.
Deadline for applications: 15 December, 2015.
Theoretical computer scientists have successfully applied for the following in the past.
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
A new NSF-BSF program with the Division for Communications and Computing of the NSF (CCF) has been cleared for submission of joint U.S.-Israeli proposals. Details here
The Simons Foundation announced a new round of funding opportunities, including:
- Simons Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences
(LOI Deadline: October 1, 2015)
- Simons Symposia Program
(Application Deadline: November 6, 2015)
From NSF program director Jeremy Epstein: The Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) program is for research and teaching faculty in the first two years of their appointments. In 2014-15, the first year of the program, there were 76 awards under this program.
Proposal submissions are due on Sept 30.
As posted on the CCC blog, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring a Proposers Event on July 21-22 to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the anticipated Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) releasing sometime in June 2015. Note that the event will be webcast, and advance registration is required for both the in-person meeting (by June 30) and the webcast (by July 14).
Of the technical areas supported by the DSO, theoretical computer science work seems a closest match for “Mathematics, Modeling, and Design”: Development and implementation of advanced mathematics and modeling tools for applications of interest to U.S. national security. Example topics: novel mathematical advances that accelerate discovery in physics, chemistry, and materials science; new approaches to electromagnetic modeling and simulation; major conceptual advances that lead to novel computation at scale; advanced mathematics and modeling tools needed to efficiently propagate multiple sources of uncertainty to make accurate predictions about stochastic, complex systems; representational and computational foundations for new design approaches and tools; and techniques to enhance the capability for humans to understand, construct and optimize complex engineering systems.
Since there wasn’t time to go through the full CATCS Report during the STOC business meeting last week, here are a few items of note.
- The URL http://www.theorymatters.org/ (listed in the presentation) is no longer active. For now, our blog is just https://thmatters.wordpress.com/
- Tim Roughgarden will be taking over as chair of CATCS starting in August.
- Do make use of the cstheory-jobs site to advertise or look for jobs in theoretical computer science.
And many upcoming deadlines:
- June 30, 2015: proposals for 2017 programs at the Simons Institute
- July 21, 2015: NSF CAREER Award (for new/young faculty). See also our repository of past CAREER proposals and other proposal-writing tips.
- Late summer: universities sent calls for nominations for Simons Investigator Awards (long-term support for individuals)
- Late summer: Simons Fellows in Math (sabbatical funding)
- Early fall: Simons Collaborations in Math & Physical Sciences. (large grants for collaborative efforts on fundamental scientific questions of major importance)
- September 10, 2015: Nominations for ACM Fellows.
- September 16, 2015: NSF Medium proposals to Algorithmic Foundations, Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace, and other programs.
- TBD (September?): Guggenheim Fellowships
- September 24, 2015: NSF Large proposals to Algorithmic Foundations, Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace, and other programs.
- September 30, 2015: NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII). For new faculty, easier to get than a CAREER award (but both can be submitted at once). See FAQ.
- October 19, 2015: NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
- TBD (late Oct): NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
- October 31, 2015: ACM Dissertation Award
- November 1, 2015: AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
- November 18, 2015: NSF Small proposals to Algorithmic Foundations, Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace, and other programs.
- November 30, 2015: Many ACM Awards (e.g. Turing, Hopper, Kanellakis, Distinguished Service)
- Rolling or Dec 1: CCC Visioning Workshops (eg Theoretical Foundations of Social Computing 6/29-6/30)
- December 7, 2015: NSF CISE-MPS Interdisciplinary Faculty Program in Quantum Information (sabbatical support)
- December 7, 2015: NSF Exploiting Parallelism & Scalability (XPS)
- February 8, 2015: NSF Algorithms in the Field (AitF)
- TBD: Simons Award for Graduate Students in TCS
- March 1, 2016: Nominations for IEEE Fellows.
- March 9, 2016: NSF CISE Expeditions in Computing Preliminary Proposals
- TBD (April?): Symposia at 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting
- TBD (May?): NSF BIGDATA program
- Any time: DIMACS special focus proposal