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Presentations given by Dr. Edward Seidel, Assistant Director, Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

February 2012 - Presentation of the FY 2013 Budget Request

December 2011 - MPS/OCI Cyberinfrastructure for the 21st Century Webinar

February 2011 - Presentation of the FY 2012 Budget Request

October 2009 - Presentation to KISTI


NSF seeks community input for the development of integrated data management infrastructures across the sciences and engineering. NSF recognizes the need to facilitate the emergence of tools and methods for the use and dissemination of data across disciplines, techniques, and communities. To meet this need, NSF will partner with other Federal agencies and the broader scientific community.

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Special Announcements
Dear Colleague Letter: National Radio Astronomy Observatory  (NSF 12-087)

Dear Colleague Letter - Data Infrastructure in Mathematical and Physical Sciences  (NSF 12-094)

Dear Colleague Letter - Division Director, Division of Materials Research (DMR) Employment Opportunity

Dear Colleague Letter: New Solutions to Create Integrative Data Management Infrastructure(s) for Research Across the Sciences (NSF 12-090)

Dear Colleague Letter - Division Director, Division of Chemistry (CHE) Employment Opportunity

NSF Budget Request FY 2013

Mathematical & Physical Science Budget Request FY 2013

Dear Colleague Letter: Community Update: Career-Life Balance in MPS (NSF 12-015)

MPS Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate - Graduate Research Supplements (AGEP-GRS) Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 12-021)

Dear Colleague Letter: Cyberinfrastructure Framework in Mathematical and Physical Sciences (NSF 12-003)

NSF Budget Request FY 2012

Mathematical & Physical Science Budget Request FY 2012

Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences: Advice to PIs on Data Management Plans - For the NSF FAQs on this subject, click here.

MPS Rotator and Reviewer Opportunities

Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences Brochure

Computational & Data-Enabled Sci. & Eng.

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) is a new program.  The program will be collaborative with relevant disciplinary programs in other NSF directorates and offices. CDS&E is now clearly recognizable as a distinct intellectual and technological discipline lying at the intersection of applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, core science and engineering disciplines. It is dedicated to the development and use of computational methods and data mining and management systems to enable scientific discovery and engineering innovation. For more information on the CDS&E Program click here.

NSF Fellowships for Transformative Computational Science using CyberInfrastructure (CI TraCS), NSF 10-553, Program Solicitation
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Innovation Corps Sites Program
(NSF  12-604) Posted August 30, 2012

Innovation Corps Teams Program
(NSF  12-602) Posted August 28, 2012

NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows
(NSF  12-601) Posted August 27, 2012

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  12-599) Posted August 16, 2012

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students
(NSF  12-498) Posted August 10, 2012

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates
(NSF  12-569) Full Proposal: September 12, 2012, Deadline for REU Site proposals except for those requiring access to Antarctica

Arctic SEES
(NSF  12-553) Full Proposal: September 14, 2012

Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences
(NSF  12-561) Full Proposal: September 17, 2012

Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences
(NSF  12-566) Full Proposal: September 21, 2012, Third Friday in September, Annually Thereafter

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation
(NSF  12-576) Full Proposal: September 27, 2012

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FY 2011 MPS Funding Rate for Research Grants

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News See All
one of the molecule-weighing devices Weighing Molecules One at a Time
Released August 26, 2012
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Photo of tiny, engineered origami structures. Engineers Pursue Flexible Electronics, Self-folding Structures and Controlled Photosynthesis on a Grand Scale
Released August 23, 2012
Press Release
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Released August 23, 2012
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the supernova PTF 11kx Supernovae of the Same Brightness, Cut From Vastly Different Cosmic Cloth
Released August 23, 2012
News From the Field
a new cloaking method A New Cloaking Method
Released August 17, 2009
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November 17, 2011  - November 30, 2012
Materials 2022
Advisory Committee Meeting

November 30, 2012  - December 1, 2012
Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee (AAAC)
Advisory Committee Meeting

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Solar Energy Initiative (SOLAR) Awards
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Simulation-Based Engineering and Science (SBE&S) Vision Report
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Dear Colleague Letter: Mathematical and Physical Sciences Community Updates, Summer 2011
Dear Colleague Letter: Cyberinfrastructure Framework in Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Dear Colleague Letter: Community Update: Career-Life Balance in MPS
Dear Colleague Letter: MPS AGEP-GRS
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