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NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF) – APPLY!


NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF)

Program Solicitation

NSF 16-558

Program Summary:

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.

Estimated Number of Awards:

30 to 33

Award Amount and Award Duration:

Fellowship awards are for a total of $150,000, with a possible additional allowance of up to $20,000 for awards with international host institutions. The anticipated date of awards is April in the year following the application deadline. The duration of a Fellowship award is 48 months, during which stipend support is provided for 24 months (18 academic-year months plus 6 summer months).

Eligibility Requirements:

An individual is eligible to submit a proposal to this program if all the following criteria are met:

· Must, at the time of submission, be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a legally admitted permanent resident alien of the United States;

· May not have held the doctoral degree more than 2 years as of January 1 of the year of the award;

· Must propose research in an area of mathematics or statistics;

· May not have previously been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator of an NSF award (other than a graduate research fellowship or an award in support of a conference or workshop);

· May not submit a research plan duplicated in another NSF proposal;

· Must not have previously been offered an award by the MSPRF program; and

· Must have a doctoral degree conferred before the postdoctoral appointment start date.

Proposal Deadline:

October 19, 2016

Link to Full Funding Opportunity Announcement:


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