Office of Research
Foundation Scholar Awards in Complex Systems Science 2013
This is not a limited submission, and we are announcing it only to inform. Please note though that the Foundation requests that although “There are no restrictions on the number of submissions that may be submitted by an institution. However, considering the small number of grants awarded each year, we do ask that institutions limit their submissions to applications meeting both the letter and the spirit of the Foundation's guidelines."
The JSMF Scholar Awards program derives from and is consistent with JSMF’s commitment to supporting high quality research and scholarship leading to the generation of new knowledge and its responsible application. The JSMF Scholar Awards are designed to support research with a high probability of generating new knowledge and insights. Prior to applying prospective applicants should review the description of complex systems science used for the purposes of this call for proposals. In general, JSMF receives many more proposals than it can fund. Research projects outside the Foundation’s described area of interest will not be funded.
Scholar Awards in Complex System Science ( Scholar Awards-CS) provide largely unrestricted funding over a sufficient time period ($450,000 paid in three (3) $150,000 payments; funds expendable in no less than 3 and no more than 6 years) to allow investigators to pursue and develop new directions to their research programs. Scholars who do not fully expend the funds in 6 years will have the opportunity to request a 1 time no-cost extension of up to 2 years, but unless there are mitigating circumstances to justify prolonging the grant period the grant will be terminated and unexpended funds returned. It is JSMF’s intent that Scholars expend the funds to pursue a research program within the 6 year time period. Scholar Awards-CS are one-time support. Once you have received a James S. McDonnell Scholar Award, you are not eligible to receive another Scholar Award.
Researchers with prior grant support from JSMF are not eligible for consideration for a Scholar Award-CS. For example, researchers that served as principal investigators or co-principal investigators on a JSMF Research Award in Complex Systems are not eligible to apply.
Applicants submitting to the 2013 Scholar Awards-CS will not be eligible to submit an application to future Scholar-CS competitions until 2016.
JSMF funds internationally. Applications must be sponsored by a qualifying institution as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Tax Code. Institutions outside the United States should read carefully the additional information on tax requirements available here.
There are no restrictions on the number of submissions that may be submitted by an institution. However, considering the small number of grants awarded each year, we do ask that institutions limit their submissions to applications meeting both the letter and the spirit of the Foundation's guidelines.
Eligible Scholar Award principal investigators must have completed all doctoral, postdoctoral, or fellowship training and hold an independent research position. James S. McDonnell Scholar Awards are not intended to serve primarily as career development awards -- the intent is to allow creative researchers to pursue important research. It is anticipated that successful Scholar-Award applications will have principal investigators between 5 and 15 years post Ph.D.
We must emphasize that this is an international program for a limited number of awards. It is anticipated that competition for the awards will be intense. An international advisory review panel composed of scientists and scholars in the relevant fields will evaluate all applications that meet the eligibility requirements.
Regular University routing and approval processes must be followed. Please prepare an eGC1 for routing, review, and approval that adheres to the UW internal deadlines set out in GIM 19. The letter from “the CEO of the qualified institution confirming the institution’s 501(c)(3) tax status" can be obtained through OSP.
Inquiries and Contact Information
Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.
For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.