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This program has been archived.


Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and Supporting Activities Crosscutting Programs

Special note regarding this program

The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) will be issuing their own separate Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and Follow-up Research Starter Grants solicitation for the 2009 competition and beyond. The intent is to have this new solicitation published on the NSF web site on or before July 31st, 2009. In the interim, please do not use NSF 06-586 for guidance in creating your proposals.

Applications for postdoctoral research fellowships in biology will be accepted under the broadening participation theme of the existing program soliticitation NSF 07-580, Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology  (PRFB) (currently under revision)


Name Dir/Div Name Dir/Div
Carter  Kimsey Fahmida  Chowdhury OD/OISE


Solicitation  06-586

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 19-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.




The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) and the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offer Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and related supporting activities in an effort to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in selected areas of science in the U.S. These fellowships support training and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in a host institution only in the areas of biology and social, behavioral, and economic sciences within the purview of NSF. Supporting activities are travel grants to graduate students to visit prospective sponsors and starter research grants for Fellows.


This program provides educational opportunities for  Postdoctoral Fellows. Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program