STScI Logo

Staff Research
About DDRF and JDF

DDRF = Director's Discretionary Research Fund

JDF = JWST Discretionary Fund

DDRF and JDF have standing accounts that cover research-related expenses that are not covered by other grants or contracts

~80% of DDRF funds are allocated to cover standing accounts

~45% of JDF funds are allocated to cover standing accounts

DDRF and JDF provide start-up stipends for new scientific staff and support stipends for emeritus staff (latter must be applied for and are subject to peer review)

Fall and Spring RFPs for research funds

Travel

Page charges

Requests for visitor support

DDRF/JDF contacts

DDRF/JDF account status

Page charges

TAs and TERs

Bob Hanisch, SMO, DDRF/JDF Coordinator