About the Event
National Science Foundation (NSF) Days introduce researchers to NSF and teach them how to get a piece of that funding action. NSF Days provide insight and instruction on how to compete for NSF funding for science, engineering and education research. These day-long workshops provide background on the foundation, its mission, priorities, and budget. Program managers and staff give an overview on proposal writing, programs that fall within and across NSF's seven scientific and engineering directorates; and NSF's merit review process, considered the gold standard worldwide for how funding decisions are made. NSF representatives are on hand all day to answer questions and to host discipline-specific breakout sessions to personally engage in discussions with attendees.
After the NSF Day, participants leave with increased knowledge and resources, in hand and online, to help them navigate the proposal process and obtain NSF funding.