Workshop Schedule


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)