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Ten tips for writing successful NSF full proposals from a recent panelist

Right now a lot of us are waiting to hear if we won the NSF lottery. Someone recently on a panel who did not want to be identified shared some thoughts about what makes a good proposal. Some of these … Continue reading

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Exactly how an NSF panel functions

It is kind of side information as to exactly how a panel works because it doesn’t tell you to write clear, excellent proposals with careful methods that address important questions with sufficient preliminary data to convince the panel as to … Continue reading

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Top ten reasons you did not get funding for your NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG)

1. You did not explain the main question clearly. 2. You did not tie your work to what had already been done. 3. You did not explain how your experiments would address the question. 4. There was a flaw in … Continue reading

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How can I write an excellent Broader Impacts section?

This post is for the busy researcher who wants to do well with the Broader Impacts section of their preproposal and proposal, but needs some more concrete ideas for what would shine. In the new version of the NSF Grant … Continue reading

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How to review a grant proposal

There are only four things that you should consider when you review a proposal submitted to the National Science Foundation. You should weight them more or less equally. By that, I mean that weakness in any one of these elements … Continue reading

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