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).
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)
Supports basic research and education
Low overhead; highly automated
Use of Rotators
Funds investigator-initiated ideas
National Science Board
$48 M (17%)
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
What if you don’t have a proposal
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Returned as Inappropriate/Withdrawn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