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

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23-501

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.

Supports postdoctoral fellows performing impactful research in MPS fields while broadening the participation of groups that are underrepresented in the mathematical and physical sciences.

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 members of groups that are historically excluded and currently underrepresented in MPS fields in the U.S., defined in this solicitation as Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, Indigenous and Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and 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 broaden participation within MPS fields. The program funds postdoctoral Fellows in 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

Andrea Prestwich
aprestwi@nsf.gov (703) 292-2210 MPS/AST
Anne-Marie Schmoltner
aschmolt@nsf.gov (703) 292-4716 MPS/CHE
Nitsa Rosenzweig
nirosenz@nsf.gov (703)292-7256 MPS/DMR
Swatee Naik
DMS-Ascend@nsf.gov (703) 292-4876
Kathleen V. McCloud
kmccloud@nsf.gov (703) 292-8236 MPS/PHY
Michelle Bushey
mbushey@nsf.gov (703) 292-4938 MPS/OAD

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