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Division of Materials Research (DMR): Broadening Participation for Greater Diversity

NSF has a strong commitment to broadening participation (  Groups underrepresented in materials research include women, underrepresented minorities (African Americans, American Indians including Native Alaskans, Hispanics and Native Pacific Islanders), and persons with disabilities.

Selected Active MPS and DMR Activities & Programs Aimed at Broadening Participation

Archived DMR Activities & Programs Aimed at Broadening Participation

The links below provide a sampling of information that may help Principal Investigators and others in broadening participation in their activities. This list is not meant to be exhaustive or to imply any special endorsement by DMR (or NSF). Most of these links are specific to Materials Research. More general links can be found on the MPS website (


Retention and Mentoring

Other Resources

Professional Societies

Academic Institutions

Inside NSF Links [not available to external users]

Links to Minority Organizations
Internal Updates about Workforce Development
Automation in Proposal Management

For questions, comments or suggestions, contact Dr. Lynnette D. Madsen (