Dear Colleague Letter: Supplemental Funding for Postdoctoral Researchers to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact

Starts:  Jun 1, 2021 9:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Dec 31, 2021 5:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  NSF INCLUDES National Network
Requests will be accepted until December 31, 2021. However, for consideration for funding in Fiscal Year 2021 (i.e., before October 1, 2021), requests should be received at NSF no later than June 1, 2021.

This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) particularly welcomes requests for supplemental funding to support postdoctoral researchers who are working or will work at institutions that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.


The NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) invites grantees with active awards in specific programs (see Eligibility and Priority Funding Areas below) to request supplemental funds to support a new postdoctoral researcher for up to two years or a continuing postdoctoral researcher for one year. EHR particularly encourages requests from principal investigators who are at institutions that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. It also encourages supplemental funding requests for a postdoctoral researcher from principal investigators who are early in their careers and/or who are still actively building their careers.

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