Office of Sponsored Research
NSF Grant Application Training Resources
National Science Foundation Proposal Preparation Basics Part 1, 2
Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, Office of Budget, Finance & Award Management; Division of Institution & Award Support, National Science Foundation
The first session in the Webinar provides an introduction to the National Science Foundation, its mission, organization and overarching policy requirements. It delves into the proposal preparation process as outlined in the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) including the types of funding opportunities used by NSF, components of an NSF proposal, budgetary guidelines and more. The second session covers the merit review process at NSF which ensures that proposals are submitted and reviewed in a fair, competitive, transparent and in-depth manner. It also covers much of what you need to know when it comes to managing NSF awards including situations that require NSF approval, reporting requirements as well as other administrative, statutory and regulatory requirements.
NSF Guide for Proposal Writing
The staff of the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at the National Science Foundation(NSF) often provide informal guidance to proposers. Staff members give workshops on proposal writing, answer questions by phone and e-mail, and talk to potential awardees at professional meetings and at NSF. The following is the essence of the advice often given to inquirers. These suggestions for improving proposals were collected from a variety of sources, including NSF Program Directors, panel reviewers, and successful grantees.
Dr. Davenport's Presentations
Dr. Davenport, Program Director for the NSF, presented valuable information to the research faculty here at UT Tyler pertaining to the NSF. If you missed the presentations you can download them from via the links below.
Directorate for Education and Human Resources (Overview)
This presentation is an overview of the numerous programs within the NSF.
Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI): Transforming
Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and
This presentation describes the workflow within the NSF.
Helpful Hints to Proposal Writing
This presentation provides valuable tips to writing great proposals to the NSF.
Top Ten Way to Write a Good Proposal...that Will Not Get Funded
This presentation provides good insight into common mistakes made in the proposal process.