Upcoming events with the National Science Foundation

April 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

NSF can move your research forward

The National Science Foundation is a valuable government partner for scientists and researcher, iAMscientist members and non alike. If you have yet to take advantage of any of their funding  or professional networking opportunities, well, better late than never. There are tons of RFAs and tons more events coming up in which to participate.

Those in the D.C. area, or can get to the D.C. area, have a couple options regarding meeting NSF officials in person and learning from them directly. The first is a workshop about Career Proposals at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The workshop, entitled, “Preparation of Career Proposals to the National Science Foundation,” will be held Friday, May 6, noon-3 p.m. in The Commons Room 331. The workshop will be presented by Ralph M. Pollack, associate vice president for research. Those interested need to RSVP by Monday, May 2, to dianem@umbc.edu.

If you are interested in what the leaders of the NSF are doing, the board will be having one of their five yearly meetings on May 10. These meetings are open to the public unless otherwise specified. A meeting agenda will be posted one week prior to the meeting.

Those of you in the Norman, OK area may want to consider the NSF workshop, “Science: Becoming the Messenger.” The workshop will be held on May 24, 2011, at the National Weather Center on the University of Oklahoma Research Campus located in Norman. There is no registration fee to attend but pre-registration is required. The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 11, 2011. This workshop is very popular and fills up quickly, so if you are interested its best to register today.

One the bigger events coming up with the NSF is the 2011 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM11) being held by the Division of Human Resource Development within the NSF’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources. JAM11 will take place at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC, from Monday, June 6, through Wednesday, June 8, 2011. Those interested in attending, or want more information about the event, can register or learn more at the NSF website.

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