Workshop Schedule

Brainstorming

The goal of this workshop is to become familiar with the NSF criteria of Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts, while also brainstorming ideas for your proposal.

July 30 - NSF criteria & brainstorming

Outlines to Rough Drafts

The goal of these workshops is to go from outlines to rough drafts that can be read by a mentor, friends, and family.

August 7 - Personal statement writing workshop I

August 31 - Research proposal writing workshop I

Rough Drafts to Polished Essays

The goal of these workshops is to go from refined rough drafts to polished pieces that can be read by a panel of reviewers.

September 15 - Personal statement writing workshop II

September 30 - Research proposal writing workshop II

Review by Panel of Professors

The goal of this review panel is to make sure you’ve fulfilled the review criteria, you’ve done so in a way that sets you apart from other applicants, and that you present your research as meaningful and innovative.

October 5- Submit your personal statement and research proposal for review by a panel of three professors.

October 15 - Receive critiques from review panel and make necessary changes before submitting your application to NSF.

Submission: November 4, 2015 (subject to change per the 2015 solicitation)