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NSF Days are one-day workshops that provide insight and instruction on how to compete for and secure NSF funding for science, engineering, and education research. They provide background on the Foundation, its mission, priorities, and budget; and overview on NSF’s proposal writing, its merit review process, and programs that fall within NSF’s seven scientific and engineering directorates, as well as those that cross disciplinary boundaries.

During the day, we will give an overview on proposal writing, NSF’s merit review process and funding opportunities that fall within our scientific and engineering directorates, as well as those that cross disciplinary boundaries.

At this NSF Day, we will also pay particular attention to addressing the research and education needs of those in community colleges. NSF representatives will be on hand to answer questions and to host discipline and community college-specific breakout sessions to personally engage in discussions with attendees.

WHO:             Early career and tenure track faculty, research administration professionals, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers

WHEN:           Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

WHERE:      University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill’s Rizzo Conference Center,
150 DuBose Home Lane, Chapel Hill NC 27517

WHAT: This 1-day NSF Day workshop will teach researchers how to compete for research dollars that enable their projects. Information will be shared via lectures and interactive sessions. This is a behind-the-scene look at how NSF works and how to submit fundable proposals.

REGISTER:    Please register here as soon as possible as space is limited. The deadline to register is April 7, 2017. The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and parking.

QUESTIONS:  Send any inquiries to

Look forward to seeing you in April!

Nearby hotel accommodations with conference rates: 

Courtyard Marriott Chapel Hill — Book your group rate for an NSF Day Attendee Room