Monday, August 6, 2007: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
B3&4, San Jose McEnery Convention Center
SS 7 - How ESA scientists obtain funding from NSF programs in the Education and Human Resources Directorate (EHR)
Obtaining funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) is always a challenge for ecologists, and more so when they apply to the many programs offered by the NSF’s Education and Human Resources Directorate. How do you go about writing these grants? Who do you contact for help? What elements are important? Are these proposals significantly different than research proposals? Who reviews these grants? This session is designed to assist you in successfully obtaining funding to support your students, to integrate education activities with your research and to support ecological education at your institutions. ESA researchers funded by EHR programs such as GK-12, TPC, CCLI, and others will share their experiences and will provide some strategies on how to apply to these grants. ESA researchers will be joined by NSF program officers who will describe relevant opportunities for funding within EHR and provide insights into the goals and procedures of some key programs. Do you know that you can seek up to $3.0M from one of these grants? If you want to learn how to do this, come to this session.
Organizer:Sonia Ortega, National Science Foundation
Co-organizer:Dan Udovic, National Science Foundation
Speakers:Lou Gross, University of Tennessee
Scott Collins, University of New Mexico
Carol Brewer, University of Montana
Phil Robertson, Michigan State University
Alan Shanks, University of Oregon, Eugene
Janet Hodder, University of Oregon, Eugene

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