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Conferences and workshops

NSF and SDSU Hold NSF Day on March 29

About this event

The National Science Foundation (NSF), South Dakota State University (SDSU) and South Dakota EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) are pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming NSF Day to be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in SDSU’s Student Union, Volstorff Ballroom.

NSF Days provide basic insight and instruction on how to compete for NSF funding for science and engineering research and education.  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.


Early career and tenure track faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, especially those in the region


See a draft agenda (attached).


Thursday, March 29, 2018, 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM


South Dakota State University Student Union, Volstorff Ballroom, 1412 Student Union Lane, Brookings, SD 57007. Campus map.


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 competitive, fundable proposals.


Registration is $25 for South Dakota residents and/or employees of South Dakota entities and $50 for others. Registration fees include admission, continental breakfast, snacks, lunch and materials. A parking pass may be obtained for $6. NSF Day Registration Link. Space is limited, but please note, registration fees are nonrefundable after March 12th.

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

We hope you will join us!

Related agencies

  • South Dakota EPSCoR
  • South Dakota State University