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Winning An Nsf/Ili Laboratory Grant An Nsf Reviewer Gives Advice

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1996 Annual Conference

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Washington, District of Columbia

Publication Date

June 23, 1996

Start Date

June 23, 1996

End Date

June 26, 1996

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2153-5965

Page Count

5

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1.529.1 - 1.529.5

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Joe King

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Session 0475

Winning an NSF/ILI Laboratory Grant - An NSF Reviewer Gives Advice

Joe King University of the Pacific Stockton, California

Abstract Each year the National Science Foundation (NSF) receives nearly two thousand proposals vying for one of its Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement (ILI) grants. Roughly 500 of these proposals seek support for engineering laboratories. Each year the NSF gathers together several hundred professionals, most of whom are educators, who review the proposals and recommend which should be funded. The NSF reviewers are grouped into panels, each consisting of about six members. Each panel reviews and ranks 15 to 20 proposals. Since only about one in five proposals receive funding, each panel can expect to have the NSF fund only their top three or four. Interestingly, most proposals are weak and easily denied funding. This paper explains why this is so and gives clear, specific advice on how to ensure that your NSF/ILI grant proposal can have its best chance for funding. Most of the advice offered here will apply equally well to all types of NSF grant proposals.

The NSF The purpose of the NSF is to promote and advance scientific and engineering progress in the United States. The Foundation is also committed to ensuring that the nation has an adequate supply of scientists, engineers and science educators. The NSF funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements with more than 2,000 American colleges, universities and other research and education organizations. Faculty from all science, mathematics, and engineering departments at any college or university in the United States or its territories are eligible to compete for these grants.

The DUE The NSF/ILI program falls under the jurisdiction of the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE). The purpose of the DUE is to promote undergraduate education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. It supports: • students of science, mathematics, and engineering; • students of science and engineering technology; • future elementary and secondary school teachers; and • non-science majors seeking scientific and technical literacy.

The goals of the DUE include the:

1996 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings

King, J. (1996, June), Winning An Nsf/Ili Laboratory Grant An Nsf Reviewer Gives Advice Paper presented at 1996 Annual Conference, Washington, District of Columbia. https://peer.asee.org/6403

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