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ESPP attends the National Science Foundation Grants Conference in Washington D.C.

Tuesday, April 09th, 2013 | Author:

Earlier this year ESPP, with the support of MSU’s Office of Research Facilitation and Dissemination, provided travel support to MSU faculty to attend the National Science Foundation Grants Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 11-12, 2013. Travel grant recipients included faculty from 5 MSU colleges: Drs. Rafael Auras (Packaging; CANR), Bruno Basso (Geological Sciences; CNS), Sophan Chhin (Forestry; CANR), Hui Li (Crop and Soil Sciences, CANR), Peter Lillehoj (Mechanical Engineering; CEng), Robert Richardson (CARRS; CSS), Laura Schmitt Olabisi (CARRS; CSS/ESPP, CANR), Bruno Takahashi (Journalism, CAS), and Wei Zhang (Crop and Soil Sciences, CANR, CSS/ESPP). ESPP was also represented by Drs. Volodymyr Tarabara and Jon McDonagh-Dumler.

This two-day conference was designed especially for new faculty, researchers and administrators to gain key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. NSF administration representatives and directorate program officers provided up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and were available to answer questions during breakout sessions. An overview of the conference and links to key presentations are provided below.

Plenary Sessions
NSF Overview
Proposal Preparation
Merit Review Process
Award Management
NSF Policy & Procedures Update
Research Integrity – Office of Inspector General
International Research and Collaboration Abroad for Students
Crosscutting and Special Interest Programs

Breakout Sessions – NSF Directorates and Special Programs
Sessions attended by MSU researchers included:
Education
Faculty Early Career Development – CAREER
Geosciences
Major Research Instrumentation and Science & Technology Centers
Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences – SBE
Biological Sciences
Engineering
Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability – SEES

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