NSF Posts

March 28th, 2017

Q&A with NSF Fellowship Awardee, PhD Chemistry Student

Over 13,000 students applied to the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) from the National Science Foundation (NSF), but only 2,000 succeeded in receiving an award. Candace Benjamin, UT Dallas PhD student and “super scientist” in the Gassensmith Lab, shines among those winners. Candace will receive three years of financial support towards a research-based masters or …read more

July 13th, 2016

Federal Funding Opportunities for New and Young Faculty

A quick search of research opportunities for new faculty/investigators in the grant searching database Pivot yielded 6,544 results. That is a lot of opportunities and they vary in sponsor types (federal government, private institutions, and professional societies), areas of research, and practically every other area in which they can vary. So, the good news is …read more

May 10th, 2016

Q&A with Computer Scientist Ryan McMahan

Dr. Ryan McMahan is an assistant professor in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communications. His research focuses on the “effects of system fidelity for virtual reality (VR) applications and systems.” Recently, Dr. McMahan was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Grant that …read more

April 11th, 2016

Q&A with Arden Wells, Future Geoscientist, Newest NSF Fellow

Arden Wells is a senior geoscience major in the School of Natural Sciences and Math at UT Dallas. A recent awardee of the 2016 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), Arden places among some of the nation’s top student researchers. It is one of the country’s oldest fellowship programs that enables students …read more

January 11th, 2016

NABI Develops Broader Impacts Guiding Principles

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 NSF proposals and to assist …read more

October 20th, 2015

Solicit and Acquire: NSF’s Major Research Instrumentation Program

Taken directly from the National Science Foundation (NSF) solicitation: “The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in the nation’s institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The Program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation …read more