Workshops on new NSF application instructions are Dec. 6-7

The Office of Research and Economic Development will host two one-hour informational sessions to help UNL applicants learn about changes in the National Science Foundation’s new Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide, which includes the Grant Proposal Guide. New procedures will apply to all NSF proposals due on or after Jan. 14, 2013.

The informational sessions are: 10 to 11 a.m. Dec. 6 in the Nebraska Union, Heritage Room; and 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 in the East Union, Cottonwood Room.

The Dec. 7 session will be broadcast via Adobe Connect and recorded for future viewing. To join the broadcast, login to Adobe Connect ( and call 888-820-1398 with the passcode 9644329#. Upon connecting to the Adobe Connect site, please select “Enter as a Guest," type your name, and select “Enter Room.”

Topics of discussion will include format changes for the Project Summary, new requirements for the Project Description, and other major changes to ensure compliant development of competitive applications. Representatives from the Office of Proposal Development and the Office of Sponsored Programs will be present to answer questions.

Registration for this event is not required. Faculty and staff who work with the development and submission of NSF proposals are encouraged to attend.

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