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Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (FRGMS)

Status: Waiting for new publication

Waiting For New Publication

Please note that no proposals in response to NSF 23-621 will be accepted in 2024. We are currently in the process of revising the FRGMS Program Solicitation NSF 23-621. Details on the revised FRGMS solicitation will be posted on the DMS web page when available.

Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


The purpose of the Focused Research Group activity is to support collaborative groups employing innovative methods to solve specific, major research challenges in the mathematical sciences. A major challenge is an outstanding problem of significant importance that requires the focused and synergistic efforts of a collaborative group to solve, and whose solution will have wide impacts in the mathematical sciences and potentially in other areas. Groups may include, in addition to statisticians and mathematicians, researchers from other science and engineering disciplines appropriate for the proposed research. Risky projects are welcome. Interdisciplinary projects are welcome. Projects should be timely, limited in duration to up to three years, and substantial in their scope and impact for the mathematical sciences. Funded projects that show substantial progress in their first two years may be recommended for a creativity extension for up to an additional two years.

Program contacts

Marian Bocea
mbocea@nsf.gov (703) 292-2595 MPS/DMS
Pedro F. Embid-Droz
pembid@nsf.gov (703) 292-4859 MPS/DMS
Swatee Naik
snaik@nsf.gov (703) 292-4876 MPS/DMS
Andrew D. Pollington
adpollin@nsf.gov (703) 292-4878 MPS/DMS
Yong Zeng
yzeng@nsf.gov (703) 292-7299 MPS/DMS
Ludmil T. Zikatanov
lzikatan@nsf.gov (703) 292-2175 MPS/DMS

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