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NSF regional grants conference to be held at ASU


February 12, 2009

A National Science Foundation regional grants conference will be held March 30-31 at Arizona State University.

The conference provides college and university researchers and educators with valuable insights into issues, laws and policies concerning the funding for science programs and research projects. It is considered a “must” for new faculty, researchers, educators and administrators looking for insight into the National Science Foundation (NSF) funding system.

Among the topics to be highlighted during the conference are new programs and initiatives, future directions and strategies for national science policy, proposal preparation, and cross-disciplinary and special interest programs.

In addition, there will be several concurrent breakout sessions in biological sciences; engineering; computer and information sciences; geosciences; mathematical and physical sciences; and social, behavioral and economic sciences. Administrative breakout sessions include education and human resources, faculty early career development, grant payment and federal financial reporting processes, and proposal and award policy updates.

Key representatives from NSF, as well as faculty, researchers and grant administrators from around the United States will make presentations.

With an annual budget of about $5.92 billion, the NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

The conference will be held at the Tempe Mission Palms hotel. Registration is $325. Registration and additional conference information is at: https://www.seeuthere.com/event/m2c757-1LZIF9T0MYS6U.   


Source:
Frank Johnson, (480) 965-6868

Media contact:
Skip Derra, (480) 965-4823
skip.derra@asu.edu