Mr. Leffler is the Outreach Specialist in the Policy Office, Division of Institution and Award Support, within the Foundation's Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management. Since assuming the position of Outreach Specialist in October 2003, his primary duties have included development and implementation of communications strategies that inform the research community as well as NSF staff about NSF proposal and award policies and procedures.
One of Mr. Leffler's major responsibilities includes overseeing coordination of the bi-annual NSF Grants Conferences. These multi-day conferences are designed for new faculty, researchers, and administrators seeking key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF including appropriation levels and funding opportunities across disciplines; new and current policies and procedures; and pertinent administrative and electronic issues and initiatives. Jeremy also coordinates NSF participation in major professional conferences for research administrators such as the National Council of University Research Administrators and the Society of Research Administrators International.