Enriched Doctoral Training in the Mathematical Sciences (EDT)

Funding Agency:
National Science Foundation

The long-range goal of the Enriched Doctoral Training in the Mathematical Sciences (EDT) program is to strengthen the nation's scientific competitiveness by increasing the number of well-prepared U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and in other professions in which expertise in the mathematical sciences plays an increasingly important role.  The EDT program will achieve this by supporting efforts to enrich research training in the mathematical sciences at the doctoral level by preparing Ph.D. students to recognize and find solutions to mathematical challenges arising in other fields and in areas outside today's academic setting.  Graduate research training activities supported by EDT will prepare participants for a broader range of mathematical opportunities and career paths than has been traditional in U.S. mathematics doctoral training.

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): July 11, 2018; Second Wednesday in July, Annually Thereafter

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Eligibility Requirements

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.
  • Academic institutions accredited in, and having a campus located in, the United States that grant doctoral degrees in the mathematical sciences.



Amount Description

Estimated Number of Awards: 5 to 10

In determining the number and size of awards, NSF considers the advice of reviewers and availability of funds. It is projected that award recommendations will be made annually in January, with the exception of FY15 when awards will be made in March. Estimated program budget, number of awards, and average award size/duration are as follows but are subject to the availability of funds.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,000,000

We anticipate that the total amount of money to be spent on this program annually will be approximately $4,000,000. We anticipate that individual award sizes will vary depending on the scope of the project, but that the maximum award size will be $600,000 in total for a three-year award.

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

July 11, 2018