National Security Science & Engineering Faculty Fellowship (NSSEFF)
Eligible Individuals Faculty with tenure and full-time research staff with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to conduct the proposed research as the principal investigator (PI) are invited to submit an application. Applicants should have a record of substantial scientific contributions. The PI must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
The PI may submit only one (1) application in response to this FOA. There is no limit to the number of applications that an institution may submit.
Only one (1) PI may be designated on the application. While collaborations are encouraged, co-PIs are not permitted.
Applicants invited to submit full proposals who have submitted Recommendation Letters for the NSSEFF program in a prior year must obtain and submit new letters. Previously submitted letters will not be retrieved. Documents dated prior to the posting date of this FOA will not be accepted.
15 Aug 2016: Acqutrak registration (1-2 minute process)
17 Aug 2016: White Papers
09 Jan 2017: Full Proposals
NSSEFF is oriented towards bold and ambitious “blue sky” research that may lead to extraordinary outcomes such as revolutionizing entire disciplines, creating entirely new fields, or disrupting accepted theories and perspectives.
Objectives of the program are to:
- Support unclassified basic scientific and engineering research that could be the foundation for future revolutionary new capabilities for DoD
- Educate and train student and post-doctoral researchers for the defense workforce
- Foster long-term relationships between university researchers and the DoD
- Familiarize university researchers and their students with DoD’s current and projected future challenges
- Increase the number of talented technical experts that DoD can call upon
This FOA is for single investigator grant proposals for basic research in one or more of the following technical subject categories of interest to the DoD:
- Engineering Biology
- Quantum Information Science
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Novel Engineered Materials
- Applied Mathematics (theory and experiments) and Statistics
- Manufacturing Science
Other fields of research with high potential (Proposed research in areas of relevance to DoD will be considered (e.g., fluid mechanics, propulsion, etc.) as long as there is a transformative science problem to be investigated and whose solution may open new ways of thinking about the phenomena that are being studied.)