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Grant Opportunities and Grant Writing at NSF for the Bio-Link Network. Linnea Fletcher. The Problem. Lets Make it a Team Effort. AND Lets Increase Your Knowledge Base About NSF. NSF BUDGET. Education and Human Resources (EHR): FY 2009 (Actual) $845 Million
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AND Lets Increase Your Knowledge Base About NSF
Education and Human Resources (EHR):
FY 2009 (Actual) $845 Million
FY 2010 (Estimate) $873 Million
FY 2011 (Requested) $892 Million
Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE):
FY 2009 (Actual) $283 Million
FY 2010 (Estimate) $292 Million
FY 2011 (Requested) $290 Million
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Stimulus) fund of 2009 for DUE
- NOYCE Scholarship Program: 60 M
- Math and Science Partnership Program: 25 M
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National Science Board
Take A Look at NSF
in the S&E workforce
research and education
Stimulating students through
Reaching a broader public
through informal education
Have you Reviewed the Informational Papers Put out by NSF? By the Academies?
Have you Reviewed Awards in the Different Programs?
Strategic Submission of Grant Includes Thinking about the Total Budget of a Program and the Rate of Funding
FY2009 FY2010 FY2011
(Actual) (Estimate) (Requested)
ATE $52 $64 $64
TUES/CCLI $66 $63 $61
STEP $29 $30 $30
S-STEM $75-100 /year from H1B visa fees
NOYCE $115 $55 $55
MSP $86 $58 $58
20 % across the tracks except for PIs new to ATE (within the last 10 years)
Funding rate for new PI small project is 50%
Read and enter reviews on FastLane.
Look at Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts of the proposal, but look at everything.
Rate proposal (E, V, G, F, P)
Panel meets and discusses proposals; reviewers can change their ratings.
Competitive proposals usually have E’s and V’s, proposals with average less than 3.5 are usually considered non-competitive.
E = 5, V = 4, G = 3, F = 2, P = 1
What is the intellectual merit of the proposed activity?
What are the broader impacts of the proposed activity?
Addresses a major challenge
Informed by other projects (references)
Rationale and vision clearly articulated
Supported by capable faculty and others
Adequate facilities, resources, and commitment
Improved student learning
Effective evaluation and dissemination
Institutional and departmental commitment (sustainability)
Integrated into institution’s academic programs
Contributes to knowledge base, useful to other institutions
Widely used products that can be disseminated through commercial and other channels
Improved content and pedagogy for faculty and teachers
Increased participation by women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities
Ensures high quality STEM education for people pursuing careers in STEM fields or as teachers or technicians
Become familiar with the NSF site
Read the Solicitation
Be Aware of Program Budgets and Funding Rates
Volunteer to Review Grants
Contact Principal Investigators on Grants of Interest
Know YOUR Strengths when you compose your project
Get Someone, unfamiliar with your project, to read your proposal
Weekly online meeting sharing information concerning grants
Webinars on Grantsmanship
One on one mentoring