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The Research Strategies Group invites Principal Investigators looking to enhance their competitive edge to a National Science Foundation Proposal Clinic, an OKED Research Forum.

Thursday, January 9, 2014
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB4), Marston Theater [map]
Catered, open-air lunch in the Biodesign garden
Register online or email

This hands-on workshop will cover two broad areas: proposal planning and the mechanics of writing a compelling proposal. You will:

  • Gain insight on NSF programs, funding trends and long-range strategy.
  • Leverage your funding and program strategic vision.
  • Discover free and low-cost resources on campus that advance your scientific program goals and enhance your broader impacts.
  • Get practical experience on creating a compelling message, writing to review panels and making the most of your budget.
  • Learn how to develop effective collaborations.
  • Gain a better understanding of education, broader impacts and diversity requirements.
  • Network with other successful faculty and programs at ASU.

Research Administrative staff and other support staff may register to attend, but will be required to volunteer for a minimum of one hour during the event. Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers may register to attend, but these programs/fellowships will NOT be the focus of the clinic.

Speaker bio:

Lucy Deckard founded Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC in 2010. Her company helps academic institutions, faculty and staff develop the expertise in-house to identify funding opportunities, understand funding agencies, and develop successful grant proposals. She has over 10 years of experience in grant writing, with special emphasis on NSF applications in academic environments. For 16 years, she worked as an engineer conducting applied research in industry and obtained funding from DoD, DARPA and the Department of Energy.

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