National Science Foundation Videoconference

  • April 20th, 2012
  • in News

The University of Alabama Division of Community Affairs in collaboration with the Office of Research hosted a National Science Foundation Grants Videoconference on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. CST in the Minerals Industrial Building (MIB) room 212.

The conference provided an opportunity for NSF Program Directors to share the foundation’s direction in ensuring that the nation’s students, from K-12 through graduate school, continue to emerge as leaders in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics enterprise. Program Directors from the Education and Human Resource (EHR) Directorate with a budget of over $860 million will discuss new initiatives, strategic directions and programs – activities that institutions of higher education can launch to help NSF accomplish its organizational goals and mission.

The videoconference was particularly beneficial for new faculty, graduate students, researchers and administrators to gain key insight into a wide range of current issues at NSF including the state of current funding and new and current policies and procedures. NSF program officers representing various divisions in EHR and research directorates will present to provide up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and answer questions.

Highlights included:

•New programs and initiatives in the Education and Human Resource Directorate;

•Proposal preparation–specifically centered on high quality collaborative proposals; and

•The NSF merit review process.

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