The National Security Agency Mathematical Sciences Program (MSP) was started at NSA in 1987 in response to an increasingly urgent need to support mathematics in the United States. Indeed, the NSA realizes the mutual benefits of maintaining a vigorous academic community and is proud to offer grant funding and sabbatical opportunities for eligible faculty members through the MSP.
Grants for Research in Mathematics:
The 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 Research Grants program offers two types of grants: the Young Investigators Grant and the Standard Grant. More details are available on the MSP proposal submission website. Investigators must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Proposals must be annually submitted electronically beginning on September 1 and ending on October 15 via the Proposal Submission Website. Awards are made in the fall of the following year. Questions about the program may be directed to MSPgrants@nsa.gov.