Workshop: NSF Grant Proposals

Indiana University NSF Grant Proposal Workshop

This one-day comprehensive workshop is geared for those who wish to submit winning research proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF). It is taught by experienced faculty who have received various NSF grants and serve as evaluators on NSF review panels.

Participants will understand how to navigate the FastLane, focus on the key sections of successful proposals and demonstrate that their projects merit the excellence and innovation that bring them to the top of other submissions. All sessions engage the attendees in interactive exercises, writing, lectures and discussions so that all participants will leave the class understanding how to research, write and develop their specific project.

Areas to be covered include the:

1. Overall strategic plan of grant-writing
2. Types of awards and NSF funding, including what to look for in a grant application
3. Proposal preparation process and submission mechanisms
4. Characteristics, content and function of the various pieces of the proposal, including: hypothesis, methods, outcomes, broader implications, evaluation, timelines and budgets
5. Secret to organizing and writing “Merit Review Criteria”

Participants will learn how to:

1. Compose the pieces of an NSF Research Grant Proposal
2. Understand the inner workings of NSF’s Peer Review System and the rating scores
3. Develop and write the approach and “Broader Impacts” section
4. Package superior proposal submissions
5. Avoid the fatal flaws of a grant
6. Effectively write and approach resubmissions

*Space is limited, and since this class fills-up quickly, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.*
Workshop Fee: $375.00 (including tuition, materials, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast)
To Enroll:
We are finalizing the attendee list as we speak, if interested please visit our website or contact us at 1.866.704.7268 if you have not already done so. To register/ reserve seating.

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