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Building the NSF Grant Proposal with Dr. Robert Porter

March 10, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

| Free

Competition for National Science Foundation grant awards is especially intense, as increasing numbers of proposals have strained the agency’s budget limits. Successful proposals are written by investigators who combine sound principles of grant writing with an understanding of NSF’s overall merit review process. This workshop will focus on critical aspects of interacting with the agency as well as proven techniques for effective writing in each section of the NSF grant proposal. Samples from successful proposals will be cited to illustrate key points.

  • Overview of NSF Mission, Structure and Budget
  • Characteristics of Successful Proposals
  • NSF Merit Review Process
  • Critical Steps in Planning and Writing Your Proposal
  • Formulating Precise Goals and Objectives
  • Using Visual Illustrations
  • Building in Quality “Broader Impacts” Components
  • Postdoc Mentoring and Data Management Plans

Presenter:  Robert Porter, PhD, has presented grant writing workshops at leading universities and medical schools internationally. Formerly Director of Research Development at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Porter has received the Distinguished Faculty Award by the Society of Research Administrators International. With thirty years’ experience as a tenured professor, private consultant and research administrator, his proposals have won more than $8 million in awards from government agencies and private foundations. A national leader     in the growing field of research development, he has presented papers and workshops on grant writing at national conferences and has published prize-winning articles in the Journal of Research Administration and Research Management Review. Dr. Porter has previously taught at Virginia Tech, Swarthmore College, Susquehanna University  and Eastern Washington University. He holds graduate degrees in Speech Communications from the University of Michigan


Location:  UTSA Main Campus, JPL Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22)

Registration:  https://utsaresearch.wufoo.com/forms/building-the-nsf-grant-proposal

Contact:  Daniel Arriaga, 210-458-6302, daniel.arriaga@utsa.edu


March 10, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


JPL 4.04.22 | John Peace Library
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, United States
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