About the series
The National Science Foundation and the University of Iowa will be holding a one-day workshop on Thursday, October 8, 2009. This workshop is primarily designed for researchers and educators less experienced in proposing to NSF; however, more experienced proposers and NSF grantees may well find the workshop useful and informative. It is our hope that events such as this will stimulate new interest in NSF programs at institutions that have not been among our traditional customers, as well as at premier research institutions. We want to extend an invitation to you and to anyone else at your institution who would like to attend this workshop and learn more about the NSF and its programs.
The workshop will provide an overview of the Foundation, its mission, priorities, and budget. It will cover the NSF proposal and merit review process and NSF programs that cut across disciplines. Participants will be introduced to opportunities associated with the State of Iowa's recent designation as an official EPSCoR jurisdiction. Additionally, representatives from the seven NSF directorates and the Office of International Science and Engineering will make presentations on their programs and will also be available informally and in breakout sessions for discussions of potential research proposals.
The workshop will be held at the University of Iowa Memorial Union. There is no fee for the workshop, but preregistration is required and seating is limited. Please register by Wednesday, September 30, 2009. A registration form is attached. You can register by sending the requested information by email to email@example.com, or by faxing or mailing the registration as indicated on the form. Registration is limited, so please register early. We hope to see you there.