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Conferences and workshops

Come to the newly RESCHEDULED NSF Day in Birmingham, Alabama on May 1st

About this event

The NSF Day at the University of Alabama Birmingham, originally scheduled for Jan. 17, 2018, was cancelled due to weather and travel concerns. Thankfully, NSF, the University of Alabama Birmingham and Alabama EPSCoR were able to reschedule this event for Tues., May 1st, 2018. It will be in the same location (UAB Hill Center) and at the same time as before (7:30 am to 6 pm). Nearly all of the same NSF program managers scheduled for Jan. 17th will still be attending. In addition, an expert on translational research such as SBIR, STTRs and ICORPs will also participate. We are excited to reschedule this important event and hope to see you all there! Breakfast, lunch and snack will be provided.

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, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, especially those in the region.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

WHERE: University of Alabama Hill Student Center, 1400 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233

WHY: This one-day NSF Day workshop will teach researchers how to better compete for federal dollars that enable their research. 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.

REGISTER: If you registered for the NSF Day on Jan. 17th and still wish to attend, your registration is still valid. If you had not registered and now wish to participate, you may sign on to the waitlist here. While we had reached capacity with registrations in January, those unable to attend the NSF Day on its new date have cancelled, freeing up space for others to participate.

ACCOMMODATIONS: For accommodations, parking information, and other details.

QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to info@nsfday.gov.