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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


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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