Funding agency: 
National Science Foundation

The ideas, tools, and language of mathematics and statistics play important roles in every area of science and engineering research supported by the National Science Foundation, and it is widely recognized that interactions between the mathematical sciences and other fields catalyze developments in both.  The NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences wishes to foster the participation of more mathematical scientists, from every area of mathematics and statistics, in such important interdisciplinary work.  In support of this goal, the Mathematical Sciences Innovation Incubator (MSII) activity provides funding to support the involvement of mathematical scientists in research areas where the mathematical sciences are not yet playing large roles.

The MSII activity emphasizes scientific research areas of high national priority that would benefit from innovative developments in mathematics and statistics.  For example, modern communication, transportation, medicine, manufacturing, security, and finance all depend on the mathematical sciences.  Success in meeting crucial challenges currently facing the nation in these areas will rest on advances in mathematical sciences research.  Collaborative research projects involving mathematical scientists have the potential to transform the nation’s ability to lead advances in these and many other areas.

Areas of national high-priority scientific research in fiscal year 2019 identified by the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy include:

  • Security and Resilience of Critical Infrastructure 
  • Emerging Technologies 
  • Innovative Energy Technology  
  • Foundational Biological and Health Research 

The MSII activity will support research projects in these and other areas of national priority that are managed by NSF programs outside of DMS and that involve new collaborations among mathematical scientists and other scientists or engineers in the research. 

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November 1, 2018
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