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Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences

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

Name Email Phone Room
Harshal  Gupta (703) 292-5039  AST  
Rebecca  Peebles (703) 292-8809  CHE  
Guebre  X. Tessema (703) 292-4935  DMR  
Victor  Roytburd (703) 292-8584  DMS  
Edmundo  J. Garcia-Solis (703) 292-4493  PHY  
Kathleen  V. McCloud (703) 292-8236  OMA  
Ramona  . Winkelbauer (703) 292-7390   


Solicitation  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.


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.



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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program