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Inquiries regarding the National Science Foundation [NSF] awards, funding, and support opportunities and procedures in all areas of science and engineering

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Why are some NSF grants so small?

I see some of my profs win 3 - 5 year NSF grants that are at a minimum of 300,000 USD. I just saw that younger faculty won NSF grants for 3 years that total less than 50,000 USD -- so about 15,000 ...
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Can I apply for an NSF grant to create a new course, and how to create a budget for it?

I just started a tenure-track assistant professor position at a historically black university (School of Architecture). I would like to create a new course from scratch, the course is offered at many ...
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NSF mathematics postdoctoral fellowship: how to indicate U.S. citizenship status

I'm currently preparing to submit my NSF mathematics postdoctoral fellowship application, with deadline tomorrow on October 17. You must be a U.S. citizen (or permanent resident, etc.) to apply. There ...
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Does the NSF commonly ask for removing acknowledgments?

How frequent is the following scenario? A researcher on an NSF grant posts or publishes a paper which is thematically unrelated to the NSF grant, but acknowledges the grant for financial support. ...
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Sponsoring scientist for for NSF postdoc fellowship

I wonder how do people usually find sponsoring scientist for NSF postdoc fellowship. Do you find someone you want to work first and then decide mutually you want to apply for NSF funding or you ...
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Should I already have a publication related to the NSF RUI proposal I will submit?

I am working on an NSF RUI proposal (research at an undergraduate institution). I have a manuscript on the subject that is languishing on the coauthors desk. How important is it that this manuscript ...
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Are students who are asylees eligible for National Science Foundation (NSF) grants? [closed]

Are graduate students who are asylees pursuing a doctorate able to apply for funding from the National Science Foundation? According to the proposal preparation and submission guidelines (part E): ...
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Applying for NSF math postdoc fellowship with a non-U.S. institution as sponsor

I will be applying for the NSF mathematics postdoctoral fellowship this fall, and I was surprised to find out that the sponsoring institution need not be located in the United States. One of the ...
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Do letters from the NSF to professors have to be discarded with extra care?

I recently saw some NSF letters left in a box with some books, and the box was left to the side of a trash bin, in case people wanted those books. I looked through the books and also saw the NSF ...
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Can a postdoc apply for a standard NSF grant as a PI?

I have been searching for an answer, to no avail. I would like to apply for a grant for preconference funding. I know NSF has awarded such grants in the past, but I don't know if they will award a ...
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Does two-ninths month NSF rule apply to non-tenure track research assistant professor positions?

I wonder if the NSF two-ninths months rule applies to Research Assistant Professor positions? This is a non-tenure track position, however I may submit a sole-PI grant and I wonder if I can cover 100% ...
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Who writes the solicitations?

Who writes the solicitations for funding agencies? The program directors or possibly other invited researchers.
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How bad is it to decline the NSF graduate fellowship? [closed]

Though NSF results aren't out yet for this year, this question's been wracking my brain since I'm heavily considering taking a gap year before grad school. I also haven't been able to find this ...
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What incentives do researchers have for applying for NSF grants?

I do not understand NSF grants. Does the researcher make any money from them? I mean, if they spend 10 hours a week working on the project, are they compensated? Can they be compensated directly ...
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What to do about a proposed research idea during the waiting period after submitting a grant proposal?

Grant proposals can take months until you hear back. What should researchers do during that period? Start working on the research since the idea could be implemented by others and publish without ...
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Are there any benefits for a researcher or university in terms of number of grants submitted?

I was talking with a faculty member and her strategy is to submit to as many grant proposals even if the quality is not high. And in fact, one of her grants was accepted. Are there any benefits for a ...
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Are there any reasons or benefits for the very long process of reviewing grant proposal?

I talked with some colleagues and it seems that the review process for most grants proposals (NSF, NIH,etc) are taking months (~6). This is probably not helpful for science and innovation. I ...
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How has the current governmental funding affected NSF GRFP?

As I was reading about the NSF GRFP, I came across this article detailing how the GRFP would be significantly defunded as per the governmental budget at the time. I'm sure the landscape has changed ...
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Will the January 2018 government shut down affect the NSF postdoc awards?

I very recently learned that I will be awarded an NSF postdoc! And then the US government shut-down. Should I expect the NSF postdoc to work out once the government starts running again? Note: The ...
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Grant award Dates (US)

I've been in a conversation with a professor about hiring me as a potential postdoc. Recently he sent me an e-mail saying he would like to accept me to his team, but he can do this only if he can get ...
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What are possible synergistic activities for a postdoc to list on an NSF biosketch? [closed]

I am applying for an NSF postdoc fellowship, and I am blanking on what I should put on my biosketch for synergistic activities. Can anyone give me some ideas? I have listed that I frequently gave ...
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NSF Grant Status Update

Our NSF grant had its status date changed a couple of weeks ago on fastlane, but no change in status (it stays as "pending"). Does anyone know what that means? We submitted the grant in June and it ...
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How do NSF Graduate Fellowship panelists feel about images in the personal statement?

How do NSF Graduate Fellowship panelists feel about images in the personal statement? I'm applying to the NSF Graduate Fellowship for the first time. None of the successful personal statements I have ...
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Applying for NSF (Math Fellowship) before being accepted to a university. How to find a Sponsor?

I am in the process of applying to graduate schools this Fall 2017 (both in the US and in Europe). I do not yet know what institution I may go to nor do I know any researcher who would be willing to ...
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Should I leave out research in my NSF fellowship application if I'm not getting an LOR from the professor I worked with?

I'm pretty sure that my former advisor lied to me, manipulated me, and thinks I'm an idiot, so understandably I don't think it's a good idea to ask him for a letter of recommendation for the NSF ...
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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Proposal Requirements

I'm looking to apply this coming fall for the NSF GRF and was wondering about the two key components of the proposal that will affect how I apply. I couldn't seem to get a clear answer to these ...
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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, how much input from one's own advisor is ethical?

I know someone who recently got the fellowship and unfortunately everyone else in his circle of friends and colleagues are complaining that he got an amount of help and input from his advisor that ...
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Rules of thumb: when do you really hear good/bad news from NSF unsolicited proposals

Things keep changing and trends evolve. I submitted my first grant proposal in January. The "external review began on" date shows as late March, which is date when the NSF panel met (it was on the NSF ...
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Is there a way to filter publications by their grant information (say NSF grant ID)?

We're working on building a tool to evaluate the efficacy of NSF proposals, broken down by topic. We extracted the topics per grant using this dataset. One of the criteria for evaluating the impact ...
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Deferring an NSF postdoc?

I am wondering if I get an NSF math postdoc will I be able to defer for a year in order to spend a year in a one year position somewhere other than the host institution I applied with, and then go ...
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Does partnering with institutions that don’t offer graduate degrees meet NSF's broader impact criteria to work with “underrepresented groups”?

A way to fulfill the broader impacts requirement of the NSF merit criteria is to integrate groups that are historically underrepresented in STEM fields into your research and outreach. (I’ve listed ...
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Formatting and grammar of sponsoring scientist statement

Is there a formatting guide for the Sponsoring Scientist Statement for NSF postdocs in the Department of Mathematical Sciences? All I'm finding is this two page document, which is much less precise ...
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Apply for NSF postdoc in mathematics: question about SAM [closed]

I am applying for the mathematics NSF postdoc, and when I click check, I get the warning: Organization-DUNS Conflict - The identified organization cannot be found in the System for Award Management (...
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How much do budgets affect likelihood of grant funding?

I am preparing an NSF standard grant in mathematics, and I need to prepare a budget. As is typical I am requesting two months' summer salary, a travel budget, some money for student support, and a ...
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How portable are NSF grants between institutions and internationally?

I'm a fixed-term lecturer (2016-17 academic year) on the job market. I'm hoping to apply for an NSF grant this winter to fund new research. Very hypothetically, if I am awarded the grant, how portable ...
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Graduate student titles on funded research proposal

I am currently a graduate student at a large research institution in the United States. As part of a research assistantship I have made significant contributions to an NSF funded research project. The ...
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Transfer of a co-principal investigator of an active NSF grant [closed]

What procedure should be followed if a co-PI plans to leave an organisation to an overseas institute during the course of an active grant?
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How much does reputation matter in NSF review panels?

I was recently advised to submit an NSF proposal to program A rather than program B since I am more well known in area A than area B, despite the fact that program B seems to be a much better fit for ...
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Returning to grad school after several years in industry, who to ask for references for NSF graduate fellowship?

I got a masters degree in computer science in 2012 and worked in Microsoft since then. I'm returning to get my PhD starting spring 2017. I would like to apply for the NSF grad fellowship but having ...
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Is it a good strategy to reproduce figures from related articles in NSF proposal?

I am starting a tenure-track position soon and writing a NSF CAREER proposal for the first time. I have no preliminary data on this topic; therefore I am using a number of figures from related papers ...
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How do professors spend their NSF grants?

If a professor receives $200,000 as the PI (not co-PI) from the NSF, how many PhD students can he/she take as Research Assistant (with yearly salary of $18,000)? I am asking about the most usual cases....
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NSF Panelist Reviewing Rubric/Criteria

I will be serving in my very first NSF Panel as a panelist and reviewer. While I am excited, I am also anxious to do a good job... Please provide any words of wisdom to be successful in this endeavor....
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NSF two-ninths salary rule vs. NIH model

National Science Foundation (NSF) in US enforces a limit on salary compensation over all grants, often referred to as the two-ninths-rule: Summer salary for faculty members on academic-year ...
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When to apply for NSF funding?

At what stage of the project should you apply for NSF funding? Before working on it at all? Once you have a working paper? I'm mostly thinking in terms of economics or similar social sciences without ...
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Roughly what date do NSF Postdoc Fellowship announcements occur?

I can't find any information about when NSF announces the recipients of their postdoctoral fellowship awards. I'm specifically interested in the one for mathematics. I'd like to use this information ...
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Can I accept two federal fellowships simultaneously and defer one?

I recently received both an NSF and an NDSEG fellowship. I see that I am not allowed to accept funding from both fellowships, but I wonder if it is possible to do something like: accept both, put the ...
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Post-doc independent money/grant (astrophysics/computer science) in the US (travel expense/workshop)?

I am currently a postdoc in a US University (I'm French). I am in between astrophysics and computer science. My work is currently funded by NSF (work related to the Dark Energy Survey). Are there ...
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Do research grants from USA governmental agencies (e.g. NSF, NIH, DOE, etc) require that all of the PIs be affliated with a university?

or to other research organizations for example government labs? I am currently a post doc at large and would like to co-write a proposal (probably NSF) with a Professor at a nearby University. With ...
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How has the application review process for NSF graduate fellowships changed?

I was looking for some information on the site that might help for applications to the GRFP. I found JeffE's answer to an old question extremely useful. However, I noticed that some of the advice he ...
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Does the NSF support researchers with no academic affiliation?

It seems that NSF only supports researchers affiliated with academic institutions. For instance, if a researcher is in the industry, is there a chance to get funding from NSF for a pure academic ...