Date: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 3 – 4pm.
Topic: NSF LEAPS-MPS Program
Panelists: Diana Hubbard (Brooklyn College), Vincent Martinez (Hunter College), Nicholas Vlamis (Queens College), all recipients of the LEAPS-MPS awards
Description The NSF LEAPS-MPS Program was recently launched (in 2021) with the goal to support Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) principal investigators in launching their research careers such that LEAPS-MPS awards are followed by competitive CAREER or individual-investigator grant submissions. It is particularly suitable for our junior faculty at CUNY because of its emphasis in institutions that do not traditionally receive significant amounts of NSF-MPS funding, such as some minority-serving institutions (MSIs), predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs), and Carnegie Research 2 (R2) universities. LEAPS-MPS has the additional goal of achieving excellence through diversity and aims to broaden participation to include members from groups historically excluded and currently underrepresented in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences, including Blacks and African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Native Pacific Islanders.
In this panel discussion, our CUNY colleagues who have just received the LEAPS-MPS awards will share their experience in the application process. This will be a virtual event through a zoom meeting. Questions can be asked through the registration form, or during the panel.
In addition to this panel, NSF will have a Webinar on Nov. 30, 2022. Information available at MPS LEAPS Webinar. We expect the NSF webinar to be more on the regulations and advice from NSF’s viewpoint, while our panel is more of a conversation with the award winners of the program. Both events are worthwhile for those interested in the program.