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Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences

SBE Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and Follow-up Research Starter Grants  (MPRF)

Important Notice

The current MPRF program is being replaced with a new program called SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF).  A solicitation for this new program will be published soon.  Please visit this program web site for updates.
Name Email Phone Room
Fahmida  Chowdhury-Program Officer (703) 292-4672  907.09  
Christina  M. Jones-Science Assistant (703) 292-2960   


Solicitation  09-595

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.




The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and Research Starter Grants in an effort to increase the diversity of researchers who participate in NSF programs in the social, behavioral and economic sciences and thereby increase the participation of scientists from underrepresented groups in selected areas of science in the United States.  These activities (postdoctoral fellowships and follow-up research starter grants) support training and research in the areas of social, behavioral  and economic sciences within the purview of NSF.


This program provides educational opportunities for  Postdoctoral Fellows. This program provides indirect funding for students at this level or focuses on educational developments for this group such as curricula development, training or retention. To inquire about possible funding opportunities not directly from NSF, please look at the active awards for this program.