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RED 916

Grant Writing Workshop: The National Science Foundation (NSF) Student Series


Andrew George, Ph.D.
Associate Director
STEM Ambassador Program, Department of Communication

Vasiliki (Kiki) Karahalios, Ph.D.
Art Historian, Research Professional, Occasional Professor
Office of the Vice President for Research

Jesse Morris, Ph.D.
Office of Research Education
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Geography

Matthew J. Plooster, Ed.D
Graduate Fellowships, Awards and Benefits




About 1.5 hours





This is a REd Synchronous (live) class.

Workshop Description: The National Science Foundation (NSF) plays an essential role in supporting scientific advances across the natural sciences, social sciences, education, information and computing technology, and engineering.  For many areas of our campus, funding from NSF is critical to support the research programs of our faculty and advance the University’s overall research mission.  We are offering this course to help you prepare NSF proposals and make them as competitive for funding as possible.

Class Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Describe the mission and structure of NSF, and the types of research they fund
  • Satisfy the requirements of the two NSF merit criteria criteria
  • Navigate NSF proposal solicitations and the PAPPG
  • Select and outline a competitive research idea
  • Outline and draft a competitive NSF proposal

REd Synchronous classes are taught by subject matter experts and provide both fundamental and advanced skills training in flipped classroom format. To register for upcoming trainings,  click here to view our calendar.



Last Updated: 5/20/24