NSF Fundamentals Workshop

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:

  • NSF overall structure, culture, and organization;
  • Developing NSF proposals;
  • The merit review process;
  • Post-award administration;
  • Tips and tricks.

Pre-requisites: None

Member Price: $169
EARMA Member Price: $103.50
Non-Member Price: $199


Additional Registrations:

Your registration includes one log-in. We are pleased to provide the opportunity for you to register additional sites at a discounted price of $50.00 per log-in.  When you are checking out, click the Add button and type in the email address of your colleague that you would like to register.  If that person does not already have an NCURA profile, please have them go to the NCURA website to create a profile, then you will be able to register them with your registration.  You will be able to change or add more registrations by clicking “My Registrations” in the menu at the top left of the home page, then clicking the “Purchases for Others” button.  If you have any questions about this option, please email ncura@commpartners.com.

  • 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.

Jamie French

Division Director, Division Grants and Agreements, Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management

National Science Foundation

Participants receive 3.25 hours of continuing education credits = .3 CEU's for each webinar.

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

Watching in a group? Everyone watching the presentation can request a CEU certificate by writing down the verification code at the end of the webinar. Please make a note of the verification code as it will not be available after the webinar.

The main registrant can access instructions on the Group CEU tab for group participants to receive CEU certificates.

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  • 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.
  • It's better for organizations with low bandwidth to only have the webinar running on 1 computer in a conference room than having 10 individual people running the session on 10 computers at their desks.
  • Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers so you can hear the presenters.

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