About the series
ATTENTION: The health and safety of the research community and NSF staff are of paramount importance. Due to the ongoing and growing threat posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the National Science Foundation (NSF) has canceled the NSF Grants Conference that was scheduled to be held in Minneapolis, MN on May 18-19, 2020. Full details are be available on the Grants Conference website.
Key officials representing each NSF program directorate, administrative office, Office of the General Counsel and Office of the Inspector General will participate in the two-day conference. The conference is designed for new faculty, researchers, educators and administrators who want to gain insight into a wide range of important and timely issues at NSF including: the state of current funding; the proposal and award process; and current and recently updated policies and procedures.
Topics will include:
- An introduction to NSF;
- NSF's proposal preparation and merit review process;
- Award management;
- Conflict of interest policies;
- New programs and initiatives;
- Cross-disciplinary and special interest programs; and
- Breakout sessions by discipline.