Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF)



I. INTRODUCTION

The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) of the National Science Foundation expects to announce in February the recipients of 30-35 Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research in the Mathematical Sciences, subject to the availability of funds. As researchers in the mathematical sciences expand their interactions with other disciplines, and as the interplay increases between the various areas of mathematics itself, opportunities for postdoctoral research and training become increasingly important. Postdoctoral fellowships are designed to permit awardees to choose research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development. Awards of these fellowships will be made for appropriate research in areas of the mathematical sciences, including applications to other disciplines.

II. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The purpose of the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF) is to permit participants to choose research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development. The MSPRF award provides a stipend support for two nine-month academic years and six summer months, for a total of 24 months' support, within a 48 month period. The awardee will have two options for the academic years' stipend: The Research Fellowship option provides full-time support for any eighteen academic-year months in a three-year period, in intervals not shorter than three consecutive months. The Research Instructorship option provides a combination of full-time and half time support over a period of three academic years, usually one academic year full-time and two academic years half time. Under either option, not more than two summer months' support may be received in any calendar year.


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