Division of Materials Research Principal Investigator Workshop

July 7-9, 2024

Alexandria, VA


Broadening Participation: 2024 MPS Workshop for Young Investigators

In Person Workshop on July 7-9, 2024

Westin Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, VA

The University of Florida, in collaboration with the NSF Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), will be hosting a workshop for new and future Principal Investigators. New researchers, assistant professors, and exceptional postdocs considering academic careers are encouraged to apply. Investigators from underrepresented groups in STEM are especially encouraged to apply. The main goal of the workshop is two-fold: (1) to provide prospective Principal Investigators who have just received their first award or who are considering applying for funding from the MPS programs with valuable information and advice on the policies, procedures, and opportunities available at NSF, (2) to train a pool of future reviewers and encourage volunteering to review proposals and/or serve on review panels as a way to learn about NSF process. In addition to informational presentations on various topics relevant to the future PIs, each participant will write a mock proposal in advance and will go through full panel review processes in breakout sessions.  Details on the workshop program will be announced.


Participant Support Includes:

  1. Hotel Room for up to 3 nights
  2. Breakfast, Coffee Breaks, Meals for 2 Lunches, and 1 Dinner
  3. Networking Reception
  4. Travel Reimbursement up to $200