DMS Broadening Participation Resources

News and Highlights

  • Julia Grigsby and Daniel Krashen receive 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) awards
  • Julia Grigsby of Boston College and Daniel Krashen of the University of Georgia were among the 21 NSF PECASE awardees honored at the White House. PECASE recognizes scientists and engineers who show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge. Winners demonstrate the ability to broadly advance fundamental research and help the United States maintain its position as a leading producer of scientists and engineers.

  • Maryam Mirzakhani wins Fields Medal!
  • Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal – known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics" – in recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces.

DMS funding opportunities to help broaden participation

  • Dear Colleague Letter: Further Strengthening Research Capacity at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF)
  • The purpose of the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF) is to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development. There are two options for awardees: Research Fellowship and Research Instructorship. Awards will support research in areas of mathematics and statistics, including applications to other disciplines.

  • MPS Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate - Graduate Research Supplements (AGEP-GRS)
  • This opportunity is available to PIs with current MPS research awards whose institutions and/or academic units are either currently participating in the EHR-sponsored "Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate" (AGEP) program; or whose institutions and/or academic units have participated in the AGEP program in the past (AGEP Legacy institutions). Such PIs may apply to MPS for a supplement to defray the costs for: stipend, tuition, benefits and indirect costs for a graduate research student working on the MPS-funded research.

  • Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions
  • The Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) funding opportunities support research by faculty members at predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs). RUI proposals support PUI faculty in research that engages them in their professional field(s), builds capacity for research at their home institution, and supports the integration of research and undergraduate education. ROAs similarly support PUI faculty research, but these awards typically allow faculty to work as visiting scientists at research-intensive organizations where they collaborate with other NSF-supported investigators.

  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
  • REU Sites are an important means for extending high-quality research environments and mentoring to diverse groups of students. In addition to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in research, the program aims to involve students in research who might not otherwise have the opportunity, particularly those from academic institutions where research programs in STEM are limited. Thus, a significant fraction of the student participants at an REU Site must come from outside the host institution or organization, and at least half of the student participants must be recruited from academic institutions where research opportunities in STEM are limited (including two-year colleges).

Programs in the mathematics and statistics communities designed to broaden participation

Organizations within the mathematics and statistics communities and professional societies with the goal of broadening participation