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June 3 – 5, 2024 • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) held the Spring 2024 NSF Grants Conference in historic Philadelphia, PA, from June 3 – 5, 2024.

Image Credit: ©Kai-hung Fung 2009, Pamela
Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong
and Donhee Ham Research Group/Harvard SEAS

About the 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.

Why You Should Attend

The NSF Grants Conference is a must, especially for new faculty, researchers, and administrators. Attendees will engage in and learn:

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

For additional information regarding program content, contact us at [email protected].

Registration Fees

In Person: The fee to attend the conference in-person is $750. This fee includes breakfast, lunch, regular refreshments, and attendance at an evening reception. 

Virtual: The virtual event registration fee is $50. Virtual attendees will have the opportunity to watch all sessions live and submit questions to presenters. Attendees will also gain access to the event platform to connect with other attendees, participate in networking activities, and watch content on-demand.

Venue and Transportation

Virtual Attendee Information

Conference Policies and Health Guidelines

Information Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions

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