2015 ACS Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM)


NSF Symposium Presentations & Open Discussion
Northwest Regional ACS Meeting – Pocatello, ID

  • Kelsey Cook, Program Officer, Division of Chemistry
  • David Rockcliffe, Program Officer, Division of Chemistry
  • Margaret-Anne Wampamba, Program Specialist, Division of Chemistry
  • Gloria Yancey, Program Support Manager, Division of Chemistry

Symposium – Monday, June 22, 2015

1:00 – 1:15  Overview of the National Science Foundation

  • Mission, Vision, and Goals
  • Organization of NSF
  • Proposal & Award Facts and Figures in CHE

1:15 – 2:00  Future Faculty, Early Career Faculty, and New Principal Investigator Interactions with NSF Chemistry

  • NSF Merit Review Criteria & Review Mechanisms
  • Overview of NSF Division of Chemistry Core Research Programs
  • Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
  • Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA)

2:00 – 2:30  Faculty Interactions with NSF Chemistry

  • Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER)
  • Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI)
  • Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
  • Supplemental Funding Opportunities
  • International Funding Opportunities
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site Proposals (REU Sites)
  • Initiatives for FY 2015 (e.g., INFEWS, DMREF, BRAIN, SI2)

2:30 – 2:45  Session Break

2:45 – 3:30  Undergraduate, Graduate Student, and Postdoctoral Interactions with NSF

  • Finding and Applying for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU, including International REU) Experiences.
  • Finding NSF support for undergraduate and graduate research through the NSF Awards Database.
  • Thinking about Graduate School – Finding a Graduate School Advisor
  • Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP)
  • International Opportunities for Graduate Students
  • Postdoctoral Opportunities
  • Tips for Applications/Resumes/Cover Letters

3:30 – 4:30  Programs and Funding Opportunities for Education and Human Resources Development

  • Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
  • Advanced Technological Education (ATE)
  • Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
  • Research Traineeship Program (NRT)
  • Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
  • Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE)

4:30 – 5:00  Panel Discussion and Open-Ended Questions

5:00  Session End

Open Discussion with NSF Program Staff –
Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Noon – 1:00 PM  Open to all meeting attendees, no registration or prior sign-up required.


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