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Having Success with NSF. A Practical Guide

  • ID: 2178240
  • February 2013
  • 128 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A practical guide on how to apply and re–apply to the National Science Foundation, written by authors with successful grant histories and NSF "insider" knowledge

Being among the highly competitive applicants who receive a National Science Foundation grant in a given year is not only helpful to your research, but also to your career. Bringing grant dollars to your home institution is a yardstick often used by administrators making personnel decisions.

Written by two NSF grant recipients who later served as NSF program directors, Having Success with NSF helps you write and submit a winning NSF proposal. It explains aspects of the submission and review process that are not typically understood by the research community, and walks you through each stage of the process from grant preparation and presentation to re–submission and management of a grant award.

This one–of–a–kind guide:

- Addresses the new NSF Merit Review Principles and Criteria as of 2013
- Takes a practical approach to conceiving, writing, and submitting an NSF proposal
- Addresses FAQs the authors received as NSF program directors
- Discusses what you don't know about the proposal review process
- Contains sample letters and various templates for NSF required documents
- Makes an excellent reference for grad student seminars in grant writing

Filled with tips not found in official paperwork, Having Success with NSF provides the expert guidance you need to navigate the NSF proposal process and come out an NSF grant recipient.

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Preface vii

About the Author xi

1 Getting Started 1

2 Preparing Your Proposal 17

3 Submitting Your Proposal 48

4 Reviewing of Your Proposal 58

5 Revising Your Proposal 73

6 Managing Your Grant 87

7 Extending the Horizon 99

Index 108

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Ping Li is Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, and Information Sciences and Technology, Co–Chair of the Neuroscience Graduate Program, and Co–Director of the Center for Brain, Behavior, and Cognition at Pennsylvania State University. His books include The Acquisition of Lexical and Grammatical Aspect (co–authored with Yasuhiro Shirai, 2000, Mouton de Gruyter), The Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics (three volumes co–edited with colleagues, 2006, Cambridge University Press), The Expression of Time (co–edited with W. Klein, 2009, Mouton de Gruyter), and The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism (co–authored with François Grosjean and other guest contributors, 2012, Wiley). He is Editor of the journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Associate Editor of Frontiers in Language Science, and President of the Society for Computers in Psychology. He has served as Program Director for the Cognitive Neuroscience Program and the Program in Perception, Action, and Cognition at the National Science Foundation, as well as principal investigator, co–investigator, or consultant for many projects funded by the NSF.

Karen Marrongelle is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Standards and Collaborations at the Oregon University System and Professor in the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Portland State University. She has published numerous articles and reports in the area of undergraduate mathematics education research and mathematics professional development. She has served as Program Director in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings at the National Science Foundation, as well as a principal investigator, co–investigator, or consultant for many projects funded by the NSF.

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