This I2O RA is specifically focused on supporting research by computer science postdoctoral fellows to drive innovation in specific research areas detailed in the RA. The research topics were selected from I2O PM submissions. I2O provides this funding opportunity to address challenges to the career planning processes of PhD graduates and the faculty hiring process of U.S. institutions of higher education that are emerging due to the pandemic. This RA is intended to mitigate these adverse impacts and enhance the health of the U.S. computer science research workforce moving forward.
Participation is open to individuals who are U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents: (1) who have received a PhD degree no earlier than June 2019 or (2) who will have received a PhD prior to the date of award, and (3) who will be appointed to a postdoctoral position at a U.S. institution of higher education (hereafter referred to as "university") during the 2021-22 academic year. This RA permits submission of the initial Technical Volume to be made prior to the formal appointment of the postdoctoral fellow. During the full proposal stage, the Principal Investigator at the university must be identified. Award is contingent on formal appointment of the identified eligible individual to a postdoctoral position prior to the time the award is made.