Following the 2008 Financial Crisis the US Treasury established the Office of Financial Research (OFR) to find new solutions addressing the problem of measuring risk in financial markets. One of the main endeavors in this regard was the establishment of the joint project with the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) to fund innovative research on approaches to computer and information processing to identify and analyze risks to the financial system. This collaboration resulted in the joint OFR-NSF Grant program. The University of Utah’s ULISSES Project was established to aid researchers in addressing the research for OFR-NSF Grants.
The joint OFR-NSF grants program promotes novel interdisciplinary research related to financial stability with a goal of expanding the network of researchers with an interest in the area. The program supports exploratory work in its early stages on untested but potentially transformative research, ideas or approaches. The joint OFR-NSF grants program is administered under the NSF’s EAGAR Funding Vehicle.
For further information on how the ULISSES Project could be of use in your NSF funded research, please contact ULISSES@Eccles.Utah.edu.