Applying for an NSF grant: Tips for success. Melanie Roberts, Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder TIGER presentation, April 9, 2009 Visiting Research Fellow, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (Formerly: AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, National Science Foundation).
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Melanie Roberts, Ph.D.
University of Colorado, Boulder
TIGER presentation, April 9, 2009
Visiting Research Fellow, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research
(Formerly: AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, National Science Foundation)
Supports basic research and education
Low overhead; highly automated
Use of Rotators
Funds investigator-initiated ideas
National Science BoardNSF in a Nutshell
$48 M (17%)CU gets more than its share of NSF funding
Basic research is performed without thought of practical ends. It results in general knowledge and an understanding of nature and its laws. This general knowledge provides the means of answering a large number of important practical problems, though it may not give a complete specific answer to any one of them. The function of applied research is to provide such complete answers.
Today’s research requires globally-engaged investigators working collaboratively across agencies and international organizations to apply the results of basic research to long-standing global challenges such as epidemics, natural disasters and the search for alternative energy sources.
Solicitations would be listed here
ready to go?
Returned as Inappropriate/Withdrawn
Award via DGA
NSF Program Officer
Proposal received by NSF
Div. Dir. Concur
DGA Review &
Processing of Award
Proposal Preparation Time
Review of Proposal P.O. Recommend
Must be outstanding
Helps put some proposals over top