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RED 910 | National Science Foundation (NSF) Basics is a Course

RED 910 | National Science Foundation (NSF) Basics



Full course description

This is a REd Asynchronous (online/self-paced) class.

RED 910 | National Science Foundation (NSF) Basics class is the first step to preparing a competitive proposal for NSF funding.

At the conclusion of this class, you should be able to:

  • Describe the mission and structure of NSF, and the types of research they fund
  • Satisfy the requirements of the two NSF merit criteria criteria
  • Navigate NSF proposal solicitations and the PAPPG
  • Select and outline a competitive research idea
  • Outline and draft a competitive NSF proposal


This foundation course is a prerequisite for RED 910 | The Grant Writing Workshop: The National Science Foundation (NSF) - FACULTY which is a more in-depth discussion about developing research proposals. This online class is also highly recommended prior to participating in any Grant Writing Consultations.


REd Asynchronous classes feature lessons and exercises designed to build competency and increase efficiency. Modules are accessible 24/7 and are all self-paced. All members of the University research community are invited to complete any online classes of interest.


Class Duration: This training will take approximately 1.5 – 2 hours to complete.


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