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NSF Program Manager Panel Discussion

February 13, 2020 at 3:00pm4:30pm EST

Lyman Hall, 312

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Please join us on Thursday, February 13th at 3:00pm – 4:30pm in Room 312 Lyman Hall, for an Office of Research special event.  We are pleased to host a faculty panel discussion with three past and/or current NSF Program Managers.

As background, NSF is somewhat unique among federal agencies in that many of their program directors, science advisors, and leadership come from the research community on temporary leave from their “home institutions,” serving as rotators for between one and four years at a time.  In this panel discussion you will learn from these past and present NSF rotators on how best to engage with NSF program managers and what are the signature programs in their respective directorates.

Panel Participants:

  • Joan Walker, Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs and Research, Pace University (former NSF Program Manager, Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR))
  • Kevin Crowston, Distinguished Professor of Information Science and Associate Dean for Research, Syracuse University iSchool (former NSF Program Manager, Human-Centered Computing program in the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) in the Directorate for Computer & Information Science and Engineering (CISE).
  • Gurdip Singh, Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean for Research, Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science, NSF Division Director, Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS), Effective March 2, 2020.

The conversation will be moderated by Christina Leigh Docteur, Director, Office of Proposal Support Services, Office of Research.

Attendees can look forward to hearing from each of the panel participants about their perspective positions within the National Science Foundation, as well as discussing such questions such as:

  • How far in advance should I begin writing my NSF proposal?
  • What mentoring support should I seek in the preparation of my NSF proposal?
  • How important is it to discuss your proposal concepts with NSF Program Managers in advance?
  • Examples of differences in the proposal and award process between directorates, divisions, and programs.

Bring your questions, as this will be an interactive session.

This event was first published on February 11, 2020 and last updated on March 11, 2020.

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