Principal Investigators Association

If you are currently preparing your NSF grant application, are soon to renew an existing grant, or will be seeking NSF funding in the near future look no further.

This unique 217-page, how-to manual coaches you on how to optimally prepare the vital components of your NSF grant application one section at a time! It includes all 2013 updates and revisions required to meet NSF’s revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) announced on October 4th and effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013.

NSF Grant Application Mentor: An Educational How-to Manual — 2013 Edition

(click on each section below to learn more):

Section 1: Preparation: What Every Researcher Should Know Before You Start Applying

Section 2: Knowing Your Audience: Understand NSF’s Review Criteria and Reviewers

Section 3: Successfully Present Your Project and Your Individual Qualifications

Section 4: How to Document Your Resources and Commitment to the Research Community

Section 5: Demonstrating the Significance of Your Research Topic

Section 6: NSF Special Considerations: Reporting and Compliance Essentials for Human Subjects and Animals

Section 7: The NSF Review Process: Tactics for Submitting a Winning Proposal

In addition to insider guidance and step-by-step instruction, you will also find a variety of educational elements throughout each chapter of your manual making this the most comprehensive guide available today:

Strategy Strategy: Keep these expert pointers in mind before making your next move. Different strategies can be found throughout every chapter.
TIP Tip: Experts shine light on the do´s and dont´s of each process. Learn from the veterans as they guide you every step of the way.
Remember Remember: These are the insider recommendations you shouldn’t forget. Always keep these specific items in mind as you advance through the grant application process.
Directly quoted NSF information You will find directly quoted NSF information in every chapter followed by an expert review of this sometimes obscure information.
Paraphrased NSF information Authors also provide paraphrased NSF information to help you understand specific requirements.
Directly quoted information from successful NSF grant applications

Along with how-to examples and guides, you will also find directly quoted information from successful NSF grant applications!

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This manual is brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The presented information is not connected with the National Science Foundation (NSF), nor is it endorsed by this agency. All views expressed are those personally held by the authors and are not official government policies or opinions.