National Science Foundation II
By Amira Hijazi
The National Science Foundation (NSF) provides several funding opportunities for ORMS people. In his talk, Dr. Jeryl L. Mumpower, presents some NSF programs that the ORMS community can benefit from:
- Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences: it supports research that explores fundamental issues in judgement and decision making, risk analysis, management science, and organizational behavior. It has two rounds (August and January due dates).
- Science of Organizations: it supports the research of improving organizations.
- Methodology, Measurement and Statistics: this is an interdisciplinary program that supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical models for those sciences.
- Operations Engineering: it supports the fundamental research on advanced analytical methods for improving operations in complex decision-driven environments.
- Energy, Power, Control, and Networks
- Algorithmic Foundations
- Applied Mathematics, Computational Mathematics
The NSF has different types of awards, starting from standard research grants, career awards, high risk/exploratory awards (EAGER, RAPID), doctoral dissertations, and training grants.
Dr. Mumpower then talked about things that applicants do which result in not getting funding. Some of them are listed below:
- Submit proposals late
- Don’t follow guidelines
- Don’t proofread the proposal
- Don’t carefully read program announcements
- Don’t take enough time to write their proposals
- Put a very high or very low budget
- Give up easily