NSF Fundamentals Virtual Workshop

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NSF Fundamentals Virtual Workshop 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

8:15 am – 11:45 am    Hawaii Time
11:15 am – 2:45 pm    Pacific Daylight Time  
12:15 pm – 3:45 pm   Mountain Daylight Time
1:15 pm – 4:45 pm     Central Daylight Time
2:15 pm – 5:45 pm     Eastern Daylight Time 


This workshop provides a primary basis of understanding of proposals to and awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The program is perfect for someone new to research administration, as well as for research administrators seeking to expand their knowledge of federal funding agencies. The curriculum provides an overview of the policies and procedures essential to preparing successful proposals to and managing grant awards from NSF.

Major content areas covered include:

  1. NSF overall structure, culture, and organization;
  2. Developing NSF proposals;
  3. The merit review process;
  4. Post-Award administration;
  5. Tips and tricks.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will understand the policies and procedures that guide the preparation of proposals to NSF as well as those that guide the management of NSF awards.
  • Participants will understand NSF organization, structure and culture and what that means for you and your organization.
  • Participants will learn when it is appropriate to pose questions to an NSF program officer, grants officer or the Policy Office.


Jean Feldman

Head, Policy Office, Division of Institution and Award Support, Office of Budget, Finance & Award Management

National Science Foundation

Jamie French

Director of Operations, Division of Grants and Agreements

National Science Foundation

Participants receive 4 hours of continuing education credits.

You can access your certificate from the box on the right side of the screen, after filling out the webinar evaluation.

To confirm that you are ready to participate, please test your browser before joining the live streaming event.
  • It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet Browser either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge or Safari.  
  • Make sure you have pop-ups blockers disabled in your Internet browser settings.
  • Wifi is not recommended. The problem with WiFi is signal strength can vary causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.
  • We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.
  • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.

Member Price: $265.00 Non-Member Price: $320.00

Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at your institution for no additional charge.

When you are checking out, click the "Add Extra Login" button in your cart, and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register. If they already have a profile in the registration system, their name will pop up and you can add them to your registration.  

If that person has never logged in to the Online Learning Center their name will not come up. Please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then log into this registration site. This initial login is required for the registration site to communicate with NCURA's database. After that, you will be able to add them to your registration.*

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*If you have already checked out without adding any additional logins but would still like to invite others from your institution, please refer to the extra logins tab for a registration link for your institution. Note, this tab will only appear after you have completed your paid registration.

Handouts will be available 24 hours before the live webinar. 

Closed Captioning is available at no additional fee. Click on CC at the bottom of the video. 

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