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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
Posted in Grant proposals Tagged DEB, Funds, Graduate school, graduate students, grants, IOS, National Science Foundation, NSF, Research 2 Comments
Writing that NSF annual report?
If you were lucky to get funded in the recent past, you may have an NSF annual report due now or due soon. Here is some advice on writing those reports. First, they are important because with these reports NSF … Continue reading
Posted in Grants, NSF Tagged annual report, Congress, National Science Foundation, NSF, Principal investigator, Technology, United States, Washington DC Leave a comment
Who are the gatekeepers?
There are gatekeepers to every step in an academic career. It is wise to think about who they are and what they are looking for as you progress. Gatekeepers restrict your choices on which lab group to join, where to … Continue reading
Posted in Managing an academic career, Politics, Success! Tagged Gatekeeper, National Science Foundation, NSF, Rice University, Wikipedia Leave a comment
How to get a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, a SURF
If you aren’t going to change your life by studying at a biological field station, there are few better things to do with an undergraduate summer than research. One of the more interesting programs is called SURF, Summer Undergraduate Research … Continue reading
Posted in Grant proposals, Research, Undergraduates Tagged Biology, Colleges and Universities, Education, fellowships, National Science Foundation, NSF, Research, Research Groups and Centers, Research proposal, REU, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, SURF, Undergraduate education, undergraduate research, Washington University in St. Louis Leave a comment
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
Posted in Grant proposals, Grants Tagged acknowledgements, DEB, funding, Government, grant, National Science Foundation, NSF 1 Comment
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
Posted in Grant proposals Tagged DEB, grant proposal, IOS, National Science Foundation, NSF, preproposal, program officer, proposal number 2 Comments
How to write an effective Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG)
A Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) is a wonderful way to support some of your Ph.D. research if you are in evolution, ecology, or behavior. This funding comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and funds part, not all, of your … Continue reading
Give a state of the lab address!
What did you do last year? What are you going to do this year? Where does your work fit in with the rest of the lab group? A great way to find out without missing anything is to give a … Continue reading
Posted in Grants, Group leadership, New assistant professor Tagged collaboration, FAQ, funding, grants, lab group, National Science Foundation, organization, Research, teamwork, transparency, Wikipedia 1 Comment
How to write your NSF Project Outcome for the public
As you reach the end of your NSF funding, you will find there is a new reporting requirement that began in January 2010. This one is easy to satisfy quickly, but be careful, for it is deceptively important. Furthermore, no … Continue reading
Posted in Grants Tagged Congress, funding, General Public, Government, National Science Foundation, NSF, popular writing, public, Research, taxes, United States, Wikipedia 4 Comments
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
Posted in Grant proposals Tagged broader impacts, freshman seminar, GPG, National Science Board, National Science Foundation, NSF, R, Wikipedia 1 Comment