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NSF Preproposals – a failed idea at DEB and IOS?

Preproposals came to DEB and IOS about three years ago to solve the problem of too many proposals and too few willing reviewers. They were also thought to solve the problem of too much investigator time wasted on writing unfunded … Continue reading

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Why don’t more panels fund Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants?

What if you write a proposal and get told it does not fit in this panel or in any panel for your kind of proposal? Wouldn’t that be frustrating? It is true that just writing the proposal is a very … Continue reading

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How to acknowledge NSF support

NSF deserves to be acknowledged when they have funded your research. Perhaps unlike other organizations, they are very particular as to how to do it. If it is a paper, they want you to say exactly this in the acknowledgements: … Continue reading

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A fairly awful preproposal problem

One of the big changes in the research lives of some Americans recently has been the switch at IOS and DEB of the National Science Foundation to preproposals. It is a change that addressed a problem, has moved to solving … Continue reading

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What you need to tell your NSF program officer

One of the nice things about NSF is that we can talk to the program officers. They will help us, discuss the reviews and the proposal, and point us in helpful directions. They are the messengers that tell us about … Continue reading

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