Supplemental Funding for Postdoctoral Researchers to Mitigate COVID-19 Impacts on Research Career Progression | Requests accepted until December 31
NSF seeks to lessen the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research and STEM education research and development. Known impacts include decreased faculty research productivity and difficulty in initiating and/or maintaining a career trajectory in either STEM or STEM education research and development. The goal of this funding opportunity is to support sustained research productivity and career progression of early career researchers who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Such support could sustain the research careers of new or current postdoctoral researchers, as well as help mitigate pandemic-related reductions in research productivity of early career faculty.
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. These institutions include, but are not limited to, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges, Alaska Native, Pacific-islander, and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions, and/or Hispanic Serving Institutions1. In addition, this funding opportunity seeks to support research projects that will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM research and STEM education research.#Featured