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Join us for NSF Day at UNC Chapel Hill

Learn to write competitive proposals

April 19, 2017 7:30 AM  to 
April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill’s Rizzo Conference Center

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NSF Days are held quarterly around the country.

NSF Days are held quarterly around the country.
Credit: NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill are pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming NSF Day to be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 near the UNC-CH campus.

NSF Days provide basic insight and instruction on how to compete for NSF funding for science, engineering and education research. This day-long workshop will provide background on the Foundation, its mission, priorities, and budget.

During the day, we will give an overview on proposal writing, NSF's merit review process, and programs that fall within our seven scientific and engineering directorates, as well as funding opportunities that cross disciplinary boundaries. NSF representatives will be on hand to answer questions and to host discipline- and program-specific breakout sessions to personally engage in discussions with attendees.

See the draft agenda for this event (PDF). Previous agendas are available on

WHO: Early career and tenure track faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, especially those in the region
WHEN: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill's Rizzo Conference Center,
150 DuBose Home Lane, Chapel Hill NC 27517
WHY: This 1-day NSF Day workshop will teach researchers how to better compete for federal dollars that enable their projects. Information will be shared via lectures and interactive sessions. This is a behind-the-scenes look at how NSF works and how to submit fundable proposals.
REGISTER: Please register here as soon as possible as space is limited, but no later than April 7, 2017. The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and parking.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Courtyard Marriott Chapel Hill -- book under "NSF Day"
Aloft Chapel Hill -- book under "NSF Day"
QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to or

We hope you will join us in April!

This event is part of NSF Days.

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Lisa-Joy Zgorski, (703) 292-8311, email: