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NSF Grant Writing Workshop - Jan 14, 2016

"Competing for Funding at the National Science Foundation"

LBJ Student Center Room 3-14, Texas State University
Thursday, January 14, 2016, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Presenter: Lucy Deckard, President of Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC.

Space is limited so please click here to register.

This one-day hands-on grant writing workshop is targeted for faculty planning to submit proposals to NSF for research funding. Special attention will be given to NSF CAREER and NSF core* (unsolicited) programs. The outcome of the workshop should be that each participant will have a clear understanding of how to identify the NSF core program that fits their research topic, how to structure her/his proposal, what needs to be accomplished in each section, common mistakes to avoid, and how to apply to unsolicited funding opportunities. Researchers should leave the workshop with a well-defined path forward to developing and writing their proposals.

*“Core” programs are the disciplinary programs within each NSF Directorate and Division that accept investigator-initiated proposals. This will be an area of emphasis in this workshop since the majority of NSF funds are awarded to investigator-initiated (unsolicited) proposals to core programs, rather than responses to solicitations. NSF CAREER applicants also need to specify a particular core program even though they are submitting to the CAREER solicitation.

Here are a few example NSF core programs:

Participants should bring a laptop, pad, or pen and paper for some of the hands-on exercises. Morning coffee/light breakfast items and lunch will be provided. A detailed agenda is currently being formed and will be sent to registrants closer to the event.

Please click here for a detailed agenda.

For more information about the NSF grant writing workshops for graduate and senior undergraduate students on Friday, January 15, please click here.


For questions, please contact Evy Gonzales in the Strategic Research Initiatives at 512-245-2314.