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National Science Foundation plans on-campus workshop

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
January 4, 2011

The National Science Foundation and Texas State University-San Marcos will host a NSF Day workshop Friday, Feb. 18.

The workshop will be held at the LBJ Student Center on the San Marcos campus. There is no registration fee for this workshop, but preregistration is required by Friday, Feb. 11. Registration may be completed online at www.txstate.edu/research/avpr/nsfday.html.

This workshop is primarily designed for researchers and educators less experienced in proposing to the NSF; however, more experienced proposers and NSF grantees may well find the workshop useful and informative. Events such as this are intended to stimulate new interest in NSF programs at institutions that are not traditional NSF clients.

The workshop will provide an overview of the foundation, its mission, priorities and budget. It will cover the NSF proposal and merit review process and NSF programs that cut across disciplines. Additionally, representatives from the seven NSF directorates and the Office of International Science will make presentations on their programs and will also be available informally and in breakout sessions for discussions of potential research proposals.

The National Science Foundation is charged with keeping the nation’s science and engineering enterprise healthy, dynamic and relevant and with advancing science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education at all levels from pre-K through postdoctoral.

For more information, contact Evy Gonzales at (512) 245-2314.