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Q&As and information sessions

DMS Virtual Office Hours

About this event

The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) is hosting virtual office hours to share information about NSF’s current operations and provide guidance to the mathematical sciences community. All members of the mathematics research community interested in the work of DMS are welcome to attend.

Events are planned at roughly monthly intervals and the topics vary for each event. The event will be in the form of a webinar, starting with a brief presentation of a few selected topics of current interest, followed by questions.  DMS program directors will be available to answer questions from the community. 

Registration and Access to the Webinar

Participants should register (and may do so in advance) at the web page


After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For help, contact Zoom Technical support at +1-833-966-6468 (+1-833-Zoom-Gov) or email support@zoom.us.

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How to Submit Questions

Participants may submit questions in advance through the registration form or by sending e-mail to: DMS-VOH@nsf.gov. There will also be an opportunity to submit questions anonymously during the webinar through the Zoom webinar Q&A feature.

Topic for January 18

The Lifecycle of a DMS Grant Proposal:

What happens to my NSF grant proposal after it’s submitted by my Sponsored Research Office? Why does the review process take so long? What information can I expect to get back from my Program Director after my proposal is reviewed? What’s involved in managing an active grant? If you’re interested in finding out more about the NSF review process, this session is for you. DMS Program Officers will describe the various stages in the lifecycle of a DMS grant proposal and award, from submission to review to award recommendation or declination to post-award grant management. This session is intended for everyone interested in the inner workings of DMS, but we particularly hope it will help early career mathematicians, new PIs, and potential PIs from groups underrepresented in the mathematical sciences.