ORSP NSF Proposal Development Workshop

June 11, 2019
The Jackson Avenue Center

The UM Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, in collaboration with the UM Libraries, Center for Research Evaluation, and Office of Pre-College Programs, will conduct a one-day workshop aimed at helping NSF Proposers develop compliant, competitive funding proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Faculty considering proposing to the NSF Early Faculty Career Development Program (CAREER) are especially encouraged to participate; however, all faculty who conduct research of potential interest to NSF are invited, as are any potential Service Providers—faculty and staff who can offer insights, a service, or infrastructure in support of more competitive proposals, more effective programs, or broader program impacts.

The workshop will be divided into three stand-alone sessions. Registration is required, and participants may sign up to attend either the Full Program[1], or one or more of the individual sessions. Any participants who would like hands-on assistance on proposal pieces are welcome to stay after for a Q&A and Work Session. Priority registration ends May 31, and participation is limited to 20 NSF proposers and 10 service providers. If demand exceeds capacity, priority will go to those planning NSF proposals in the next 6 months.

9 - 11 A.M.

Elevator Pitches on Proposal Ideas and Support Services
    - NSF proposers (optional); Service Providers;

Speed Networking
    - NSF proposers vs. Service Providers

11:15 A.M to 12:30 P.M.
NSF Summary Swap
- small groups of proposers will share, discuss and critique one another’s NSF Project Summaries or NSF Panel Review Summaries over lunch
- morning or afternoon participants w/o summaries may still have lunch and sit in on this session


12:30 - 2:30 P.M.

Basic Track: 
Proposal Basics for 1st Time (in a while) NSF Proposer
A Walk-thru of NSF merit review criteria and proposal elements, highlighting proposal compliance issues.

Advanced Track:
Strategies for & from the (recently) NSF Experience
Including assessment, proposal mentoring program, broader impacts, writing strategies, data management, review panels, etc

2:30 - 4:00 P.M.
Q&A and Work Session

[1] Those who attend all 3 sessions will receive an extra ORSP discount on a TIG-provisioned Disciplinary Expert Review of your next NSF grant proposal, if submitted within the next 6 months.  


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