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Writing a Successful Engineering Education Proposal for the National Science Foundation: An Interactive Workshop

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2019 CoNECD - The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity

Location

Crystal City, Virginia

Publication Date

April 14, 2019

Start Date

April 14, 2019

End Date

April 22, 2019

Conference Session

Track: Special Topic - Evaluation & Grant Writing Technical Session 14

Tagged Topics

Diversity and Special Topic: Evaluation & Grant Writing

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2

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https://peer.asee.org/31810

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Julie P. Martin National Science Foundation

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Julie P. Martin is the program director for engineering education in the Engineering Education and Centers Division of the Engineering Directorate at NSF.

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Paige E. Smith National Science Foundation

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Paige Smith is the program director for broadening participation in engineering in the Engineering Education and Centers Division of the Engineering Directorate at NSF.

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Abstract

This workshop is based on our popular 2018 workshop, and includes improvements suggested by past participants. The goal of this workshop is to increase the participants' knowledge of successful proposal development strategies and the proposal review process. Participants will leave with answers to their questions and new or improved strategies for effective proposal writing.

New and experienced principal investigators will have the opportunity to interact with each other and two NSF program directors from the Division of Engineering Education & Centers (EEC) in the Directorate of Engineering. The format will be highly interactive format. The program officer facilitators will use individual and small group activities to elicit effective proposal writing strategies from participants, supplementing participant-generated strategies with ones observed during their tenure at NSF. Some specific topics to be discussed include: contacting and interacting with program officers, timeline for proposal development, demystifying merit review criteria, pitfalls and mistakes in writing and submitting proposals to NSF, and thinking like a reviewer. The facilitators request the use of a projector, screen, and roaming mic(s) for the session.

Martin, J. P., & Smith, P. E. (2019, April), Writing a Successful Engineering Education Proposal for the National Science Foundation: An Interactive Workshop Paper presented at 2019 CoNECD - The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity , Crystal City, Virginia. https://peer.asee.org/31810

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