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 concepts, 4) well conceived and organized, and 5) access to necessary resources
  • Broader Impact – 1) *** what may be benefits of research to society****, 2) promote teaching, training, and learning*, 3) broaden the participation of women and underrepresented groups, 4) enhance the infrastructure for research and education, and 5) will results be disseminated broadly to enhance scientific and technological understanding