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Virtual grants


DECEMBER 4 - 7 , 2023

DECEMBER 4 - 7, 2023

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is hosting the Fall 2023 NSF Virtual Grants Conference from December 4 – 7, 2023. Visit the Resource Center to view the event presentations and YouTube live streams. The NSF Introduction and Overview and Updates sessions are now available on-demand. Final on-demand recordings of all conference sessions will be posted to the Resource Center in the coming weeks.

Image Credit: Marley Dewey, G.P. Schmahl/NOAA, Rachel Thayer, Giannandrea Inchingolo, and Derek Lovley/Ella Maru Studio

NSF Grants Conference

The NSF Grants Conference is designed to give new faculty, researchers, and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. NSF staff will provide up-to-date information about policies and procedures, specific funding opportunities and answer attendee questions.

About the NSF Grants Conference

The NSF Grants Conference is a must, especially for new faculty, researchers, and administrators.   

Highlights include: 

  • New programs and initiatives
  • Proposal preparation  
  • NSF’s merit review process 
  • NSF directorate sessions  
  • Award management topics
  • Conflict of interest policies
  • NSF systems updates

Technical Tips

We will be using Zoom to host this year’s virtual conferences. We recommend that you verify the system requirements below prior to joining a virtual conference.

Access to Zoom
  • Most recent version of Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari
  • Operating system: Windows 7+, Mac OS X 10.9+, or Ububtu 12.4+
  • Zoom’s Bandwidth Requirements are:
    • 2.0 Mbps up and down for single screen
    • 2.0 Mbps up 4.0 Mbps down for dual screen
  • For audio VoIP: 60-80kbps
  • For more information please visit Zoom

Other things to consider

  • It can help to close other tabs, browsers and programs while streaming the live conference. It also may help to hardwire your Internet connection, instead of using a wireless network connection.
  • If you are having trouble hearing the webinar audio, check the volume on your computer and on your Zoom video player.
  • If your computer screen freezes, please refresh your browser.
If you lose access to the event, please try to log back in before contacting IT support. All presentations will be recorded and made available in the Resource Center.

Information Privacy Policy / Terms & Conditions

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Code of conduct. Be respectful, be considerate, and do not harass. There is zero tolerance for online harassment. Harassment includes cyberstalking, hateful speech and threats, and intentional flooding of a person or institution’s phone or email accounts. Immediately report any bad behavior to [email protected]. The organizers will take steps to address the issue as needed, which may include removing the participant.