NSF to Conduct Grant Workshop at Southeast

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Sept. 1, 2009 – Southeast Missouri State University will be hosting representatives from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for an NSF Day workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 20. 

Key personnel from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will provide an introduction and overview of the NSF – its mission, priorities and budget – as well as detailed tips and insight into the NSF merit review process, advice for proposal development and information about specific programs that cut across disciplines.  Additionally, representatives from the seven NSF directorates and the Office of International Science and Engineering will make presentations on their programs and will also be available informally and in breakout sessions for discussions of potential research proposals. 

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.  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. 

The NSF Day registration fee is $35, and preregistration is required. To register and for more information, please visit the NSF Day Web site at http://www.semo.edu/grants/nsf/.