McDonnell Foundation Complex Systems Scholar Awards

The James S. McDonnell Foundation is accepting applications for Complex Systems Scholar Awards. The awards support scholarship and research directed toward the development of theoretical and mathematic tools that can be applied to the study of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. It is anticipated that research funded in this program will address issues in fields such as biology, biodiversity, climate, demography, epidemiology, technological change, economic develop, governance, or computation.

Approximately eight grants will be awarded, each totaling $450,000 over six years. Because the JSMF supports research in the brain sciences through its topical program Human Cognition, the foundation recommends that researchers in the neurosciences do not submit proposals to the Complex Systems RFA.

The online application portal becomes available on February 15, 2012. Per University policy, applicants must provide Foundation Relations with a final copy for review by March 5, 2012, and applications must be submitted online by March 9, 2012. Interested faculty members should contact Dr. Paul Spengler, Director of Foundation Relations, regarding their interest in applying. He can be reached at 276-3955 or Read more about the internal application process here.

The foundation’s application deadline is March 14, 2012. For more information, visit the McDonnell Foundation website.


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