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Understanding the NSF system: Some Tips from a Program Officer's Perspective
Dr. Greg Anderson, National Science Foundation


I know I need to make my proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF) as competitive as possible, but how do I do that? How do I find out what programs are out there? How do I know what a given program is looking for? Where would be the best "home" for my proposal? How do I articulate my ideas clearly, powerfully, and succinctly? What "counts" as broader impacts, and how do I describe them convincingly? How do I learn what my fellow PIs think makes a strong proposal? GPG, DCL, REU, why so many acronyms and what do they mean? Won't my program officer be annoyed if I call with questions? Greg Anderson, a program officer in the NSF's Division of Earth Sciences, will share his thoughts on all these questions and more (spoiler on the last question: No. Really. Promise.) This Webinar is aimed primarily at early career folks, but established PIs are welcome and may pick up some useful tips as well.


Last updated Key Points
  • Learn about the National Science Foundation (NSF) from a Program Officer's perspective
  • Learn about different NSF programs, how to find out what a given program is looking for, and how to find the best "home" for your proposals