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NSF Grant Writing Workshop Next Steps​​

NSF Workshop @ College of the Canyons
June 15-17, 2020

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming NSF Grant-Writing Workshop at College of the Canyons. The focus of the workshop is on completing an actual proposal for submission to the NSF, more specifically, a proposal related to the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. To that end, participants will be expected to come to the workshop with a specific idea related to the ATE program and a commitment to create a completed proposal. In order to be accepted for the workshop you (your team) will need to provide two things and complete the following forms:

  1. A one-page pre-proposal describing a potential ATE project. ATE projects are given priority under the conditions of the workshop funding. Be sure to refer to the NSF guidelines when preparing your one-page pre-proposal. ( For additional guidance in writing the pre-proposal see the document titled “Pre-Proposal Guidelines” on the workshop website.
  2. A letter of commitment from an academic administrator at the level of dean or above to insure institutional support for the actual grant writing and submission. The letter should be on school letterhead and must specifically acknowledge the expectation that that a proposal will be submitted, and that there will be administrative support to carry out an awarded project.

Final selection for participation in the workshop will be determined according to the following criteria:

  • On-time submission of pre-proposal and administrative support letter
  • Proposed project’s alignment to ATE goals and purposes
  • Quality of the 1-page pre-proposal
  • Priority will be given to colleges that have not previously received ATE-related funding