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Conferences and workshops

Come to the First NSF Day in Delaware and of the School Year

About this event

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Delaware State University are pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming NSF Day to be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 on the Delaware State University's campus in Dover.

NSF Days provide basic insight and instruction on how to compete for NSF funding for science, engineering and education research. This day-long workshop will provide background on the Foundation, its mission, priorities, and budget.

During the day, we will give an overview on proposal writing, NSF's merit review process, and programs that fall within our seven scientific and engineering directorates, as well as funding opportunities that cross disciplinary boundaries. NSF representatives will be on hand to answer questions and to host discipline- and program-specific breakout sessions to personally engage in discussions with attendees.

WHO: Early career and tenure track faculty and Office of Sponsored Program Administrators
WHEN: Friday, September 23, 2016, 7:15 AM to 5:30 PM
WHERE: Delaware State University, 1200 North DuPont Highway, Dover, Delaware
Martin Luther King Center, Parlors A, B and C
WHY: This 1-day NSF Day workshop will teach researchers how to better compete for federal dollars that enable their projects. Information will be shared via lectures and interactive sessions. This is a behind-the-scenes look at how NSF works and how to submit fundable proposals. To get a sense of the agenda and review/print materials, visit www.nsf.gov/nsfdays
REGISTER: Registration fee will be $25 until Sunday, August 14, 2016 and $35 until Wednesday, September 14, 2016 to guarantee a spot. Space is limited. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable after September 14, 2016. Fees include continental breakfast, lunch, and snack breaks.


Hilton Garden Inn, 1706 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901, 302-674-3784

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn. Please reference the phrase "NSF Day" to receive the group rate. The rate is available until 8/31/16 or until all rooms are booked.

Home2 Suites by Hilton, 222 S. Dupont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901, 302-674-3300

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901, 302-674-4800

Comfort Inn & Suites, 764 Dover Leipsic Road, Dover, Delaware 19901, 302-677-0505

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1780 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901, 302-678-0600

DIRECTIONS: Find directions at this link.

PARKING: When arriving at the University you will stop at the welcome center. All parking directives will be given at the welcome center.

QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to sroberts@desu.edu, cawatson@desu.edu or nsfday@nsf.gov.

We hope you will join us!

Related agencies

  • Delaware State University
Event group:
NSF Days