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December 2020

Grant-writing Bootcamp for the National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation serves as the funding source for approximately 27 percent of the total federal budget for basic research conducted at U.S. colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science, and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal support. In this five-session webinar series, we will cover the following topics: the structure and elements of NSF proposals; merit review; strategic development of biosketches; broader impacts; data management plans; and budget development. In addition, the series will include three facilitated discussions with TAMU-CC panelists: NSF Principal Investigators; Experienced NSF Panelists and Reviewers; and Experts on Developing Broader Impacts. The bootcamp is open to faculty, PI-eligible researchers, and postdoctoral scholars. Participants should plan to attend all five sessions.


Thursday, December 3rd, 9 am – 11 am

  1. The elements of NSF Proposals, including Data Management Plans

Friday, December 4th, 9 am – 11 am

  1. Merit review: Articulating Competitive Proposals in terms of Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact
  2. Budget Development on NSF Proposals

Monday, December 7th, 9 am – 11 am

  1. Showcasing Team Strengths in the Proposal, Biosketches and Beyond
  2. Guest Panel:  Experts on Developing Broader Impacts

Tuesday, December 8th, 9 am – 11 am

  1. Showcasing Team Strengths in the Proposal, Biosketches and Beyond
  2. Guest Panel:  NSF Principal Investigators

Thursday, December 10th, 9 am – 11 am 

  1. Guest Panel: Experienced NSF Panelists and Reviewers


Register for the five-session webinar series at:

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November 2020

Strategies for Planning, Developing, and Writing Large Team Grants

Webinar for faculty who have been successful in winning single-PI and small team grants and are looking to transition to larger team and center-level grants. We will discuss how these larger grants are different, what the expectations of the funding agencies are for large team and center grants, successful strategies and common mistakes to avoid.

 Presenter: Lucy Deckard, Academic Research Strategies
When: Wednesday, November 4, noon to 2:00 – note extended time

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Keys to a Competitive NSF CAREER

One of the most prestigious awards for early investigators, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) requires an integrated plan for innovative research and education that sets the stage for a high-impact career. In this webinar, we will address:

  • Designing a competitive project for CAREER
  • Presenting a 5-year project in the context of a 10-year plan
  • Trends in CAREER education plans
  • Integration of research and education

Presenter: Hanover Research
When: Wednesday, November 18, noon to 1:00