National Security Agency (NSA) Grants for Research in Mathematics

PIVOT notice

Abstract
The NSA MSP supports self-directed, unclassified research in the areas of Algebra, Number Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Probability, and Statistics. The program does not support research in cryptology.

The StandardGrant has been in place since the inception of the NSA MSP in 1987. This grant will be made on the basis of factors that demonstrate the scientific merit of the proposal, including (1) the prospect that the research will lead to important discoveries; (2) the prospect that the research will produce innovations or significant improvements in investigative methods, including methods of computation; (3) the investigator’s scientific qualifications and accomplishments; and (4) the investigator’s demonstrated awareness of previous approaches to the problem.