Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MPS-Ascend)

View Guidelines

21-573

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Synopsis

The purpose of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (MPS-Ascend) program is to support postdoctoral Fellows who will broaden the participation of groups that are underrepresented in MPS fields in the U.S. including Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, and Native Americans (to include Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Native Pacific Islanders) as future leaders in MPS fields. The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential and provide them with experience in research that will broaden perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary interactions and help broadening participation within MPS fields.  The program funds postdoctoral Fellows in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development and facilitates their transition into a faculty appointment. Awards will support research in any scientific area within the purview of the five MPS Divisions: the Divisions of Astronomical Sciences (AST), Chemistry (CHE), Materials Research (DMR), Mathematical Sciences (DMS), and Physics (PHY). Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.

Program Contacts

Harshal Gupta
hgupta@nsf.gov (703) 292-5039 MPS/AST
Rebecca Peebles
rpeebles@nsf.gov (703) 292-8809 MPS/CHE
Guebre X. Tessema
gtessema@nsf.gov (703) 292-4935 MPS/DMR
Victor Roytburd
vroytbur@nsf.gov (703) 292-8584 MPS/DMS
Edmundo J. Garcia-Solis
ejgarcia@nsf.gov (703) 292-4493
Kathleen V. McCloud
kmccloud@nsf.gov (703) 292-8236 MPS/OAD
Ramona Winkelbauer
rwinkelb@nsf.gov (703) 292-7390

Awards Made Through This Program

Browse projects funded by this program
Map of recent awards made through this program