Proposal Writing Bootcamp

BYU Faculty Proposal Development Bootcamp (May 15-18)
On May 15-18, 2017 from 9am-2pm (lunch provided) in 270 MB, there will be an instructor-led program for learning and applying proposal writing skills. Faculty who attended in the past have found this “bootcamp” to be very helpful in their proposal development efforts At the end of this writing-focused experience, you will have created the first draft of a proposal. Dr. Jon Balzotti, a BYU expert in proposal writing, will provide hands-on writing instruction.
Day 1 -May 15: How do I create logically structured proposals?
Day 2 -May 16: How do I use proposal slots to answer the funder’s major question?
Day 3 -May 17: How do I create a value proposition?
Day 4 -May 18: How do I tailor my proposal to catch the attention of busy reviewers?
Look for sign up information coming from Faculty Center.
For questions, email Conrad Monson or Kristen Kellems

DoD Funding Seminar with Ivy Estabrooke

The Department of Defense offers a diverse array of funding opportunities from funding for different types of research.
If you would like to know more about these opportunities, come to the Department of Defense funding Seminar.
The featured speaker will be Dr. Ivy Estebrooke, who has served as a Department of Defense program officer and is the Executive Director of USTAR.
The seminar will be held on April 20th, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in 270 McDonald building.
Lunch will be provided.
Sign up here: DoD Funding Seminar Sign Up.

Collaborative Research Travel Grants: Burroughs Welcome Fund

The Collaborative Research Travel Grant (CRTG) program provides up to $15,000 in support for relatively unrestricted travel funds to academic scientists (faculty and postdocs) at U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions. Grants must be used for domestic or international travel to another lab to learn new research techniques or begin or continue a collaboration to address biomedical questions. All proposals must be cross-disciplinary. Applicants with a doctoral degree in the physical, mathematical, or engineering sciences working on a biological problem are encouraged to apply. Conversely, proposals from biological scientists who desire to collaborate with a physical scientist, mathematician, or engineer are also encouraged to apply.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering at the time of application and interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences are eligible. Biologists holding a doctorate degree at the time of application who are interested in working with physical scientists, mathematicians, engineers, chemists, statisticians, or computer scientists to incorporate their ideas and approaches to answering biological questions are eligible to apply.
Only proposals addressing questions in the biomedical sciences will be accepted.
All proposals must be cross-disciplinary.
Grants must be made to U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions only.

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Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Update Webinar

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce that it will offer a final NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Update Webinar broadcast live to the research community on Thursday, January 19, 2017. There is no cost to participate.

The webinar will provide an overview of significant changes and clarifications to the PAPPG that will take effect on January 30, 2017. The PAPPG details NSF’s proposal preparation and submission guidelines, and provides guidance on managing and monitoring the award and administration of grants and cooperative agreements made by the Foundation.

Please click here to register. Login information for the webinar will be emailed to registrants on Wednesday, January 18, 2016. Note: If you do not receive an email with login information, please check your junk mail and/or visit the day of the event for access information.

For questions prior to the webinar, please contact us at, or call Allison Kennedy at: 703-245-7407. For technical support, please send an email to: