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1/21/16 - Training opportunities for writing competitive NSF proposals coming up in March

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will present several training opportunities during the 2016 Creating Futures Through Technology Conference (CFTTC) from March 2-4 at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi. This training would be invaluable to anyone interested in making competitive NSF grant proposals.

The first workshop will be held on March 2 from 1-5 p.m., and is designed to improve prospective applicants’ NSF grant proposals. As time permits, NSF staff will also meet with individuals to review Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) concept papers and provide guidance on how to move from the conceptual phase to the funded phase.

NSF staff will also present additional sessions during the conference beginning on March 3 that will focus on proposal writing strategies, NSF’s Advanced Technical Education (ATE) program, and NSF financial management and compliance. Additional details can be reviewed in the attachment or on the conference website.

In addition to the NSF track, participants will also be able to choose from more than 20 other informative higher education technology workshops, and visit with more than 40 technology vendors.

The registration fee for the 2016 CFTTC is $125 per person and includes workshop admission and conference meals and receptions. You may register for the conference and reserve a room at the Beau Rivage at the discounted conference rate of $125 per night plus taxes and a $10 per day resort fee through the following link:

Click on the “Registration” tab to register and be sure to check “Yes” to indicate that you will attend the NSF pre-conference workshop and one or more of the NSF breakout sessions.

Please contact Jim Hood, IHL assistant commissioner for strategic research at 601-432-7011 or with any questions. Inquiries can also be sent to Tina Bradley with the Mississippi Community College Board at 601-432-6346 or

The Creating Futures Through Technology Conference is an annual collaborative initiative between the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning and the Mississippi Community College Board.

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