Fall 2023 NSF Virtual Grants Conference: Proposal Preparation

Proposal Preparation

1:00 – 2:30pm EST Monday, December 4, 2023

NSF staff will review how and when to prepare a proposal, including discussion of what constitutes a project and a proposal of high quality. Presenters will discuss do’s and don’ts, recent procedural changes, as well as the various sources of NSF programmatic opportunities. 

Presenters: Jean Feldman, Randy Phelps, and Jennifer Wade

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Fall 2023 NSF Virtual Grants Conference: Merit Review Process

Merit Review Process

3:00 – 4:15pm EST Monday, December 4, 2023

NSF Program Officers will discuss the philosophy of merit review and how it works, as well as ad hoc and multi-tiered reviews. Presenters will also cover the role of the Program Officer, timing of proposal submissions, reviewer selection, release of reviewer comments, and conflict-of-interest issues related to merit review. 

Presenters: Kelsey Cook, Nigel Sharp, Karen Santoro, and Cynthia Suchman

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Fall 2023 NSF Virtual Grants Conference: Award Management

Award Management

11:00am – 12:30pm EST Tuesday, December 5, 2023

This session will address award requirements and conditions and will outline the responsibilities of those involved in the award process–principal investigators, grantee institutions, Program Officers, research administrators, and agency grants officials. 

Presenters: Meghan Benson, Khoren Claiborne, Lynda Kummelt, Angela Turner, and Jeffery Vieceli

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Fall 2023 NSF Virtual Grants Conference: Cost Allowability and Post-Award Oversight  

Cost Allowability and Post-Award Oversight 

3:00 – 4:00pm EST Tuesday, December 5, 2023

This session will provide a deeper look into NSF’s post-award monitoring process and oversight activities. This session will cover common non-compliances, cost allowability issues, and best practices for preventing compliance issues and cost disallowances.  This session also will cover NSF’s expectations, and how NSF provides business assistance to help awardees be successful.  

Presenters: Cindy Galyen, Victor Velez, and Meghan Benson

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Fall 2023 NSF Virtual Grants Conference: NSF Financial Management Update

NSF Financial Management Update

11:00am – 12:00pm EST Thursday, December 7, 2023

NSF’s Payment and Analytics Branch, within the Division of Financial Management, will provide an overview of their financial management practices and operations, as well as new initiatives within the branch. Topics covered include awardee financial reporting and reimbursement responsibilities, best practices and frequently asked questions, recurring monitoring activities, critical fiscal year timelines, as well as new innovations in grant monitoring. This session will be helpful to both new and current NSF awardees to learn more about post-award financial activities at NSF. 

Presenters: Tia Davidson, Sehrish Shah, Lorraine Parker, and Justin Poll 

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