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RED 910

National Science Foundation (NSF) Basics


Jesse Morris, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Science
Office of Research Education
Research Associate Professor of Geography
Office of the Vice President for Research




About 1.5 hours





This is a REd Asynchronous (online/self-paced) class.

This class is the first step to preparing a competitive proposal for NSF funding.

At the conclusion of this class, 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
  • Navigate NSF proposal solicitations and the PAPPG
  • Select and outline a competitive research idea
  • Outline and draft a competitive NSF proposal

REd Asynchronous classes feature lessons and exercises designed to build competency and increase efficiency. Modules are accessible 24/7 and are all self-paced. All members of the University research community are invited to complete any online classes of interest.

Class Duration: This training will take approximately 1.5 – 2 hours to complete.

Last Updated: 5/20/24