NSF Day comes to State March 29

BROOKINGS – The National Science Foundation will host its first-ever NSF Day at South Dakota State University March 29. Twelve NSF representatives will provide basic insight and instruction on how to compete for NSF funding for science, engineering and education research at the daylong workshop.

“NSF is one of the key sources of funding in many projects, including my work in developing renewable energy technologies,” said Qiquan Qiao, director of the Center for Applied Photovoltaics and the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering’s Harold C. Hohbach Endowed Professor in Electrical Engineering. “The NSF allows scientists from multiple universities and research facilities to collaborate on a wide range of projects and find answers to basic science questions. I look forward to gaining information at NSF Day that could assist me in securing future NSF funding.”

Attendees of the morning session will learn about proposal writing, NSF’s merit review process, and programs that fall within NSF’s seven directorates, as well as funding opportunities that cross disciplinary boundaries. NSF representatives will host discipline-specific breakout sessions to personally engage with attendees in the afternoon.

South Dakota residents and employees of South Dakota entities can attend for $25 if their entries are received before 4 p.m. March 21. Non-South Dakota residents or employees can attend for $50 if submitted by the March 21 deadline. The early registration discount is made possible by S.D. EPSCoR. Registration fees after March 21 are $65. Registration fees include continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments and are nonrefundable after March 12.

To register, see a draft agenda and learn more, visit http://sdepscor.org/nsfday18/.

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