Dr. Irina Dolinskaya

Wednesday Noon (June 8) Special Sessions

An Overview of NSF Programs
Dr. Jordan M. Berg, Dr. Irina Dolinskaya

The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers a number of funding opportunities for investigators working in the field of controls, both within the disciplinary programs in Engineering and other directorates, and through cross-cutting initiatives that are foundation-wide. This presentation will describe opportunities that are relevant to the robotics, dynamics and controls communities. The presentation will also describe programs targeted toward junior investigators, as well as guidelines for proposal preparation and NSF’s Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts criteria. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

Thursday Afternoon (June 9) Special Sessions

Getting Funded by NSF: Proposal Preparation and the Merit Review Process
Organizers: Dr. Irina Dolinskaya, Dr. Harry Dankowicz

So, you think you have a great research idea, now how do you get funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to do the work? A well-scoped and written proposal is instrumental to successful submission. This session targets junior faculty and researchers who might be new to NSF and describes detailed guidelines and practical advice  for proposal preparation. The presenters will go over NSF review process and Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts criteria, as well as share most common mistakes made by the Primary Investigators when submitting a proposal. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.