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Title: Overview%20of%20the%20NSF%20Directorate%20for%20Mathematical%20and%20Physical%20Sciences%20(MPS)


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Overview of the NSF Directorate for Mathematical
and Physical Sciences (MPS)
www.nsf.gov
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NSF Vision
To enable Americas future through discovery,
learning and innovation
NSF Mission
  • Promote the progress of science
  • Advance the national health, prosperity, and
    welfare
  • Secure the national defense.

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NSFs Strategic Goals
  • Discovery Foster research that will advance the
    frontiers of knowledge, emphasizing areas of
    greatest opportunity and potential benefit and
    establishing the Nation as a global leader in
    fundamental and transformational science and
    engineering
  • Learning Cultivate a world-class, broadly
    inclusive science and engineering workforce, and
    expand the scientific literacy of all citizens
  • Research Infrastructure Build the Nations
    research capability through critical investments
    in advanced instrumentation, facilities, cyber
    infrastructure, and experimental tools
  • Stewardship Support excellence in science and
    engineering research and education through a
    capable and responsive organization

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Call for Reinvestment in Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Increase US talent pool
  • Strengthen basic research
  • Develop, recruit, and retain the best/brightest
  • Ensure innovation in America
  • From fundamental discoveries to marketable
    technologies
  • Facilities and instrumentation
  • World class science and engineering workforce
  • Focus on physical sciences and engineering
  • Doubles NSF, DOE, NIST budget over 10 years

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NSF Budget by Directorate


FY 2009 Budget Request to Congress FY 2009 Budget Request to Congress FY 2009 Budget Request to Congress FY 2009 Budget Request to Congress FY 2009 Budget Request to Congress FY 2009 Budget Request to Congress FY 2009 Budget Request to Congress FY 2009 Budget Request to Congress FY 2009 Budget Request to Congress
(Dollars in Millions) (Dollars in Millions) (Dollars in Millions) (Dollars in Millions) (Dollars in Millions) (Dollars in Millions) (Dollars in Millions) (Dollars in Millions) (Dollars in Millions)
NSF by Account NSF by Account FY 2007 Actual FY 2008 Estimate FY 2009 Request FY 2009 Request change over FY 2009 Request change over FY 2009 Request change over FY 2009 Request change over
NSF by Account NSF by Account FY 2007 Actual FY 2008 Estimate FY 2009 Request FY 2007 Actual FY 2007 Actual FY 2008 Estimate FY 2008 Estimate
NSF by Account NSF by Account FY 2007 Actual FY 2008 Estimate FY 2009 Request Amount Percent Amount Percent
  BIO 608.54 612.02 675.06 66.52 10.9 63.04 10.3
  CISE 526.68 534.53 638.76 112.08 21.3 104.23 19.5
  ENG (less SBIR/STTR) 521.33 527.50 632.33 111.00 21.3 104.83 19.9
  SBIR/STTR 108.67 109.37 127.00 18.33 16.9 17.63 16.1
  GEO 745.85 752.66 848.67 102.82 13.8 96.01 12.8
  MPS 1,150.73 1,167.31 1,402.67 251.94 21.9 235.36 20.2
  SBE 214.54 215.13 233.48 18.94 8.8 18.35 8.5
  OCI 182.42 185.33 220.08 37.66 20.6 34.75 18.8
  OISE 40.36 41.34 47.44 7.08 17.6 6.10 14.8
  OPP 438.43 442.54 490.97 52.54 12.0 48.43 10.9
  IA 219.45 232.27 276.00 56.55 25.8 43.73 18.8
  U.S. Arctic Research Commission 1.45 1.47 1.53 0.08 5.5 0.06 4.1
Research Related Activities Research Related Activities 4,758.44 4,821.47 5,593.99 835.55 17.6 772.52 16.0
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MPS by Division
(Dollars in Millions) (Dollars in Millions) (Dollars in Millions) (Dollars in Millions) (Dollars in Millions) (Dollars in Millions)
FY 2007 Actual Change Over FY 2008 Estimate Change Over FY 2008 Estimate
  FY 2007 Actual FY 2008 Estimate FY 2009 Request Amount Percent
Astronomical Sciences 215.39 217.86 250.01 32.15 14.8
Chemistry 191.22 194.22 244.67 50.45 26.0
Materials Research 257.27 260.22 324.59 64.37 24.7
Mathematical Sciences 205.74 211.79 245.70 33.91 16.0
Physics 248.47 250.52 297.70 47.18 18.8
Multidisciplinary Activities 32.64 32.70 40.00 7.30 22.3
Total, MPS 1,150.73 1,167.31 1,402.67 235.36 20.2
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Ten-Year Funding History
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Top 5 Things to Know About MPS
  • Most extensive and diverse scientific portfolio
  • Centered around the American Competitiveness
    Initiative (ACI) fundamental discovery to
    marketable technologies
  • Largest budget 1.25B FY08
  • Develops supports major facilities
  • Diverse approaches smaller individual Principal
    Investigator (PI) grants to larger
    centers/institutes

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Number of People Involved in MPS Activities
FY 2007
FY 2008
FY 2009
Estimate
Estimate
Estimate
Senior Researchers
8,212
8,325
9,900
Other Professionals
2,000
2,025
2,400
Post-Doctorates
2,171
2,200
2,600
Graduate Students
7,720
7,800
9,300
Undergraduate Students
6,091
6,150
7,300
K - 12 Students
615
625
750
K - 12 Teachers
478
485
550
Total Number of People
27,287
27,610
32,800
MPS spends at least 300 million annually on
Graduate and Postdoctoral training!
10
yrs
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MPS Directorate
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Chemistry
Materials Research
Mathematical Sciences
Physics
Astronomy
Office of Multidisciplinary Activities
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Scientific Opportunities
  • Physical sciences at the nanoscale
  • Science beyond Moores Law
  • Physics of the universe
  • Complex systems (multi-scale, emergent phenomena)
  • Fundamental mathematical and statistical science
  • Sustainability (energy, environment, climate)
  • Computational and Cyber-enabled Discovery and
    Innovation
  • Interface between the physical and life sciences

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MPS Funding Rate for Competitive Awards -
Competitive Research Grants
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  • Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST)
  • Deep Underground Science and Engineering
    Laboratory (DUSEL)
  • Coherent X-ray Light Source
  • Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope (GSMT)
  • Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
  • Square Kilometer Array (SKA)


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Facilities in Development Under Construction
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  • Facilities under Construction
  • ALMA Atacama Large Millimeter Array, site
    construction
  • IceCube neutrino telescope, operations initiated
  • LIGO Laser-Interferometer Gravitational Wave
    Observatory
  • LHC Large Hadron Collider, coming online soon
  • Design and Development
  • DUSEL will begin formally in FY 2008.
  • GSMT 5M RD
  • LSST 2-3M RD
  • ATST In readiness stage
  • Other Projects
  • Light source planning to convene panel on NSF
    role.
  • ILC International Linear Collider

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Astronomical Sciences (AST)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics Grants
  • Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology
  • Galactic Astronomy
  • Planetary Astronomy
  • Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Education and Special Programs
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum Management
  • Advanced Technologies and Instrumentation
  • Major Research Instrumentation
  • University Radio Observatories
  • Program for Research and Education with Small
    Telescopes
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral
    Fellowships

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AST Centers and Facilities
  • Optical/Infrared Facilities
  • Gemini Observatories
  • National Optical Astronomy Observatory
  • National Solar Observatory
  • Radio Facilities
  • National Radio Astronomy Observatory
  • Very Large Array, New Mexico
  • Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, West
    Virginia
  • Very Long Baseline Array (U.S. Possessions)
  • Atacama Large Millimeter Array (Chile)
  • National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center
  • Arecibo Radio Telescope, Puerto Rico

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  • Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry
  • Organic Dynamics
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Theoretical and Computational Chem.
  • Experimental Physical Chemistry

Inorganic,
Analytical
Bioinorganic
Surface
Chemistry
Organometallic
Chemistry
Chemistry
Inorganic, Bioinorganic, and Organometallic
Chemistry
Analytical and Surface Chemistry
Centers
Facilities and
  • Integrated Chemical Activities
  • Chemical Instrumentation Programs
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates
  • Undergraduate Research Centers
  • Discovery Corp Fellows

Other
Education
Instrumentation
Collaboratives
Centers
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Frontier Programs
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  • Big problems in the chemical sciences
  • Broad scientific interest
  • Public interest
  • High-risk/high-impact projects
  • Agile and cyber-enabled

Transformative Research The Chemical Bonding
Centers (CBC)
FY2005 Phase I - 500K/yr (3 yrs) Powering the
Planet Harry Gray, Caltech, PI Molecular
Cybernetics Milan Stojanovic, Columbia,
PI Chemistry at the Space-Time lLimit Shaul
Mukamel, UCI, PI
FY2007 - Phase II - 3M /y (5 y) Center for
Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis
(CENTEC) Karen Goldberg, U. Washington CENTC
brings together a group of sixteen investigators
from across the United States to work on the
development of efficient, inexpensive and
environmentally friendly methods of synthesizing
organic material by way of activation of strong
bonds. Projects focus on green chemical,
petroleum, pharmaceutical, and material
production and thus, have a significant potential
to increase US competitiveness.
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Undergraduate Research Collaboratives(URC)
  • Three competitions (04,05, 06) resulted in 5
    full awards, each 2.7M/5 years.
  • 2004- CASPiE (Center for Authentic Science
    Practice in Education)- centered at Purdue
    University (Gabriella Weaver) with a consortium
    of 2- and 4-year institutions in Indiana and
    Illinois. Includes remote instrumentation
    network.
  • 2005- REEL (Research Experiences for Enhanced
    Learning)- centered at Ohio State University
    (Prabir Dutta) with a consortium of all (14) of
    the public universities in Ohio plus Columbus
    Community College. Impact 15,000 students.
  • 2005- Northern Plains URC (NPURC, Mary Berry)-
    centered at South Dakota University- regional
    cluster incl. community and tribal colleges.
  • 2006- University of Texas-URC (Mary Rankin)- A
    New Model for Teaching through Research.
    Integrates 1st and 2nd year laboratory program (
    25 of UT intro chemistry students/50 minority
    students) with ongoing chemistry and biochemistry
    research programs at UT, Austin- a vertical
    collaboration model within a large R1.
  • 2006- Community Colleges of Chicago URC (Tom
    Higgins)- To determine factors that encourage 2YC
    students to continue in science via traditional
    student/mentor research, team research, and
    partnering with 4 y institutions for summer
    research.

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Materials Research (DMR)
  • Advanced Materials and Processing Cluster
  • Metals, Ceramics and Electronic Materials
  • Base Science Cluster
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Solid-Sate Chemistry and Polymers
  • Materials Research and Technology Enabling
    Cluster
  • Materials Research Science and Engineering
    Centers
  • Materials Theory
  • National Facilities and Instrumentation
  • Office of Special Programs

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Centers and Institutes
  • Science and Technology Centers
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers
  • Materials Research Science and Engineering
    Centers
  • International Materials Institutes
  • Partnerships for Research and Education in
    Materials

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DMR Facilities
  • National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
  • Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source
  • Synchrotron Radiation Center
  • Center for High-Resolution Neutron Scattering
  • National Nanofrabrication Infrastructure Network

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Materials World Network
  • Funds the US researchers in an International
    Collaboration
  • Foreign researchers are funded by their
    respective agencies
  • Countries and Agencies involved
  • Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil,
    Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech
    Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, European Commission,
    European Science Foundation, Finland, France,
    Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland,
    Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Luxembourg,
    Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Norway,
    Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Rwanda,
    Senegal, Singapore, Slovak Republic, South
    Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan,
    Trinidad Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda,
    United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe

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Mathematical Sciences (DMS)
  • Core business single investigator and group
    proposals through targeted solicitations
  • Covers the entire mathematical spectrum
  • Institutes 5 NSF-initiated, support for 3 others
  • Visitors to long term programs, workshops
  • Workforce responding to a major challenge.
  • Enhancing the Mathematical Sciences Workforce in
    the 21st Century (EMSW21) training grants
  • Postdoctoral fellowships
  • Research for Undergraduates

Workforce 16
Advancing the Frontier 74
Institutes/ Centers 10
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Mathematical Sciences
  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Algebra, Number Theory, Combinatorics, and
    Foundations
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Geometric Analysis and Topology
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Infrastructure

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Mathematical Sciences Institutes
  • Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)
    Berkeley, CA
  • Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications
    (IMA) U of Minnesota
  • Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)
    UCLA
  • Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences
    Institute (SAMSI) Duke U, NC State U, U North
    Carolina, NISS
  • Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) Ohio
    State U
  • Partial support provided for
  • American Institute of Mathematics (AIM)
  • Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)

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Conferences, Workshops, and Special Meetings in
the Mathematical Sciences
  • Support of regular conferences and workshops
  • Support of special meetings
  • Longer or larger-scale activities
  • Examples Special research years or semesters,
    multi-institutional regional meetings, summer
    or winter schools
  • Awards 50-150K per year up to 3 years
  • Next Deadlines October 18, 2005, August 24, 2006
  • Solicitation NSF 05-540

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Physics (PHY)
  • Facilities
  • LHC, LIGO, IceCube, NSCL, CESR
  • Programs
  • Atomic, Molecular, Optical, and Plasma Physics
  • Biological Physics
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Gravitational Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Particle and Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Physics at the Information Frontier
  • Physics Frontiers Centers
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Education and Interdisciplinary Programs

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Physics Frontiers Centers
Kavli Center for Cosmological Physics Chicago -
Meyer
FOCUS Frontiers in Optical Coherent and
Ultrafast Science Michigan/Texas - Bucksbaum
Center for the Study of the Origin and Structure
of Matter Hampton - Baker
Center for Theoretical Biological Physics UCSD
- Onuchic
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Physics Frontiers Centers (contd)
Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics Notre
Dame - Wiescher
Center for Magnetic Self-Organization in
Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas
Wisconsin - Prager
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics UCSB -
Gross
Center for Ultracold Atoms MIT/Harvard -
Kleppner
JILA (Joint Institute for Laboratory
Astrophysics) Colorado/NIST - Wieman
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Physics Division Facilities
Major facilities ops 35 of budget
  • LIGO (Caltech) gravity wave observatory
  • NSCL (Michigan State) radioactive ion beams
  • CESR ee- Collider (Cornell) phaseout path
  • U.S. LHC ATLAS, CMS (CERN) 1st beam 2007,
    physics 2008
  • Others in construction or planning stages
    IceCube, LIGO, ERL, DUSEL

Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave
Observatory
Large Hadron Collider ATLAS Detector
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Office of Multidisciplinary Activities
  • Roles
  • Supports excellence and creativity of the MPS
    community more effectively
  • Works as an investment capital resource and
    partner to MPS Divisions to support joint
    ventures across organizational boundaries
  • Facilitates support of research and education
    projects not readily accommodated by existing MPS
    structures

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Office of Multidisciplinary Activities
  • Characteristics
  • Not a traditional program function
  • Does not receive/evaluate external proposals
  • Co-invests with MPS Divisions, other NSF
    Directorates, and external partners
  • Advice/guidance from MPS Division Directors
  • One year budget basis no continuing commitments

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NSF Merit Review Process
  • By Mail and/or Panel
  • Confidential
  • Anonymous


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Intellectual Merit
  • Designing experiments
  • Conducting experiments
  • Interpreting results
  • Assessing value

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NSFs Review Criteria
  • Intellectual Merit
  • How important is the proposed activity to
    advancing knowledge and understanding within its
    own field or across different fields?
  • How well qualified is the proposer (individual or
    team) to conduct the project?
  • To what extent does the proposed activity suggest
    and explore creative and original concepts?
  • How well conceived and organized is the proposed
    activity?
  • Is there sufficient access to resources?

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Broader Impacts
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Underrepresented Groups
  • Industry
  • Environment
  • National security
  • Health
  • Quality of life

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NSFs Review Criteria
  • Broader Impact
  • How well does the activity advance discovery and
    understanding while promoting teaching, training,
    and learning?
  • How well does the proposed activity broaden the
    participation of underrepresented groups?
  • To what extent will it enhance the infrastructure
    for research and education, such as facilities,
    instrumentation, networks, and partnerships?
  • Will the results be disseminated broadly to
    enhance scientific and technological
    understanding?
  • What may be the benefits of the proposed activity
    to society?
  • http//www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf022/bicexamples.pd
    f

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Secrets for Success
  • New and original ideas
  • Sound, succinct, detailed focused plan
  • Preliminary data and/or feasibility calculation
  • Relevant experience
  • Clarity concerning future direction
  • Well-articulated broader impacts

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NSF Proposals
  • Get to know your program officer(s)
  • Contact the program officer(s) to discuss your
    project, and learn of relevant, current
    opportunities
  • Know and follow the current Grant Proposal
    Guide (GPG) - it changes!
  • Know the audience for your proposals review -
    it is a competition!
  • Explicitly address Intellectual Merit and
    Broader Impact in both the Project Summary and
    Project Description!

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NSF Proposals
  • Match and justify the budget to the scope of the
    proposed work - ask for what you need!
  • Be familiar with projects that have succeeded -
    Award Abstracts at
  • http//www.nsf.gov/awardsearch
  • Special programs exist which are of interest
    for Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs),
    e.g., Research at Undergraduate Institutions
    (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA)

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Look Us Up
  • For information on a particular division and
    program, go to the following web address and pick
    a Division
  • http//www.nsf.gov/home/mps/
  • See MPS Directory and Staff on MPS home page

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