In 2005 the National Academies study “Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future” argued for renewed investment in U.S. science and engineering research and education, including a recommendation to double NSF’s budget over a ten-year window. Four years later two members of the committee that compiled the Rising Storm report now serve on President Obama’s Cabinet, and the Obama Administration has made investing in science and engineering a top priority, at a pace that will indeed double NSF’s budget over the span of a decade. In my talk I’ll give an overview of NSF and some of its funding opportunities, especially in light of the increased funds we are seeing this year as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. I’ll also give some dos and don’ts and other lessons for seeking NSF funding that I’ve learned while sitting in the trenches at NSF.
Broadcast live on RU-TV http://rutv.rutgers.edu/ruiptv.shtml