Grant Writing Institute – Day 4

NSF Guidelines FY2012 success rate – 48,623 submissions; 11,534 accepted; 24%  Two general review criteria of NSF: 1) What is the intellectual merit of proposed activity? 2) What are the broader impact of proposed activity? Intellectual Merit – 1) advance knowledge and understanding in field, 2) qualifications of researcher, 3) creative, original, or potentially transformative […]

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Grant Writing Institute – Day 3

What is the problem? An important need must be addressed  A gap between where we are now and where we could be Limitation of current knowledge Problem is also opportunity A fresh idea  A refinement of old ideas A new paradigm Create clear measurable objectives A goal is a general statement of the project’s overall purpose; […]

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Grant Writing Institute – Day 2

Contacting program officer The published material regarding the grant/grant call is just the tip of the iceberg. It is just the official statement.  NSF divisions create own norms for accepting/rejecting proposals (e.g., preferred methods, preferred focus). The program director will be able to tell you about the norms beyond the official line. Send pre-abstract to […]

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Grant Writing Institute – Day 1

For the next five weeks, I will be attending a grant writing workshop being presented by the Office of Research at The University of Tennessee. I hope to find funding for my research on the use and effects of data visualization in journalism. I am thinking about applying to the McCormick Foundation and the National […]

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The Story of a Season

This graphic is simple little interactive that displays the points (or position) for each team in the premiership across a given season. It goes back to 1993. It seems to have been created by an individual and can be found at: thestoryoftheseason.com.The interactive is an example of interactive data visualization. It is low on interactivity. The user can only […]

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