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Cook, Fay Lomax | Aug, 11 2017


NSF SciSIP Announcement

Dear Science Policy Community,

I am pleased to announce the detail assignment of Dr. Mark Fiegener as Acting Program Officer for the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program within the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Directorate. This appointment is effective August 11, 2017.  
Dr. Fiegener currently serves as Senior Analyst in the NSF’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).  He joined NSF in 2008 as Project Officer for the Survey of Earned Doctorates project. 
Dr. Fiegener also manages the SciSIP-related NCSES grants program, Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys. Dr. Fiegener received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.  His undergraduate degree
is in economics and math from the University of California Santa Barbara.  Before coming to NSF, Dr. Fiegener held faculty positions at Oregon State University, the University of Washington—Tacoma, and James Madison University.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Fiegener on his detail assignment.  His email is , and he can be reached at (703) 292-8854. The SciSIP program specialist is Kelsey Love (; (703) 292 – 7804). 

Please also join me in thanking Dr. Maryann Feldman for her outstanding service as SciSIP Program Officer.  Dr. Feldman is returning to the University of North Carolina but will continue to work with Mark
Fiegener to ensure a smooth and seamless transition.  This is an interim arrangement and we are engaging in an active search for a permanent Program Officer.  Additional details will be forthcoming. 

NSF is committed to the continuation of the SciSIP program as it enters its tenth year of active grant-making.  The next solicitation target date is September 11 for both regular proposals and the Doctoral
Dissertation Research Improvement Grants.  The spring target date is February 9, 2018.

Fay Lomax Cook, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, National Science Foundation
Director, Directorate of the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences