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)