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Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Eligibility:             Public, Private, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)

Award(s):             One grant up to $900,000 is awarded.

Deadline(s):         Applications are due February 15, 2022.

Focus:   Community Involvement, Equity and Diversity, Interning/Mentoring/Apprenticeship, Museums, Native/Tribal American, Professional Development, Scholarships/Fellowships, Technology Equipment/Devices, Underserved Populations/At Risk

Grade Level(s):   Higher Ed

Content Area(s):               Mathematics, Science

State(s):               National

Description:        The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites proposals to develop and implement a mentored career development program for cohorts of postdoctoral fellows participating in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Program, an initiative to build professional and scientific skills for early career investigators in astronomical sciences, chemistry, materials research, mathematical sciences, and physics. Goals of the mentoring program are to provide participants with the tools, research connections, and social networks to become leaders in the scientific community.

The scope of work includes the following components:

• Deploy mentoring and professional development activities with a focus on preparing participants for academic appointments and other scientific careers.

• Provide cohort building activities. Incorporate in-person or virtual workshops and meetings.

• Build and utilize a national mentoring network of volunteer expert scientists in the mathematical and physical sciences.

Eligible applicants are US accredited two- and four-year accredited institutions of higher education, including community colleges; nonprofit, nonacademic organizations, such as independent museums, observatories, professional societies, research laboratories, and similar US organizations associated with education or research activities; for-profit organizations; and state and local governments. Collaborative proposals are encouraged. There is an emphasis on broadening participation of groups underrepresented in the mathematical and physical sciences including Blacks and African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders. Cost sharing and matching funds are not required. Applications must be submitted online.

Contact:              Michelle M. Bushey, Program Officer

Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences

National Science Foundation

2415 Eisenhower Ave.

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703.292.4938