FYI Posts

Proposal Writing Tips for Non-Native English Speakers

February 2, 2016
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Proposals often require specialized language, providing a special challenge for non-native English speakers even though they may be very proficient in English. Because grammatical errors and awkward phrasing can distract reviewers from the content of the proposal, PIs should make every effort to avoid these mistakes. Below are a few mistakes that… read more


Upcoming Due Dates for Limited Submissions

January 19, 2016
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Below are some of the limited submissions with internal deadlines in February and March. To be considered for these opportunities, please send a letter of intent (LOI) to Beth Keithly by the internal deadline. The LOI for any internal limited submission needs to be a one page document (it may be a bit longer or shorter,… read more


NABI Develops Broader Impacts Guiding Principles

January 11, 2016
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The National Association for Broader Impacts (NABI) Broader Impacts Working Group has developed a guiding document for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) broader impacts (BI) criterion. Released on December 8, 2015, this document exists to assist NSF program managers, proposal reviewers, and review panels in evaluating the BI component of… read more


Helping at-risk students find mentors with Mentor MAPS

May 1, 2015
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Dr. Nadine Connell and her team are dedicated to creating a safe space for adolescents and helping them succeed. As a result, Mentor MAPS was created to use an online platform that pairs at-risk high schoolers with UTD student mentors who will help prepare them for academic and personal success.… read more