A project must provide fellowships in one or more of the following areas of national need, in an interdisciplinary program of study involving at least two of these areas, or for a multidisciplinary project. A multidisciplinary project is one that requests fellowships for more than a single academic department in one or more of the following areas, and in which each department’s program of study is independent.
1. Computer and Information Sciences. A degree or a degree with specialization in one or more of the following areas: • Cybersecurity (the interdiscipline of ‘‘11.01 Computer and Information Sciences, General’’ and ‘‘11.05 Computer Systems Analysis’’). • Secure computer programming (the interdiscipline of ‘‘11.01 Computer and Information Sciences, General’’ and ‘‘11.02 Computer Programming’’). • Artificial Intelligence (the interdiscipline of ‘‘11.02 Computer Programming,’’ ‘‘11.04 Information Sciences and Systems,’’ and ‘‘14.09 Computer Engineering’’).
3. . Biological Sciences/Life Sciences
Eligible Applicants: (a) Any academic department of an IHE that provides a course of study that-- (i) Leads to a graduate degree in an area of national need; and (ii) Has been in existence for at least four years at the time of an application for a grant under this competition; or (b) An academic department of an IHE that-- (i) Satisfies the requirements of paragraph (a) of this section; and (ii) Submits a joint application with one or more eligible non-degree-granting institutions that have formal arrangements for the support of doctoral dissertation research with one or more degree-granting institutions.Note: Students are not eligible to apply for grants under this program. Note: If you are a nonprofit organization, under 34 CFR 75.51, you may demonstrate your nonprofit status by providing: (1) proof that the Internal Revenue Service currently recognizes the applicant as an organization to which contributions are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; (2) a statement from a State taxing body or the State attorney general certifying that the organization is a nonprofit organization operating within the State and that no part of its net earnings may lawfully benefit any private shareholder or individual; (3) a certified copy of the applicant's certificate of incorporation or similar document if it clearly establishes the nonprofit status of the applicant; or (4) any item described above if that item applies to a State or national parent organization, together with a statement by the State or parent organization that the applicant is a local nonprofit affiliate.
Estimated Range of Awards: $101,460–$405,840.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $275,000