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NSF Grants Conference

The next NSF Grants Conference will be held June 5-6, 2017 in Louisville, KY, and will be hosted by Kentucky EPSCoR. Registration for this conference has reached capacity. To receive information about future conferences, please visit the conference website and select "Get Notified."

Key representatives from the National Science Foundation as well as your colleagues - faculty, researchers and grant administrators - representing colleges and universities from around the US will participate.

This two-day conference is a must, especially for new faculty, researchers and administrators who want to gain key insight into a wide range of current issues at NSF including the state of current funding; new and current policies and procedures; and pertinent administrative issues. NSF program officers representing each NSF directorate will be on hand to provide up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and answer your questions.

Highlights include:

  • New programs and initiatives;

  • Future directions and strategies for national science policy;

  • Proposal preparation;

  • NSF's merit review process;

  • Conflict of interest policies; and

  • Breakout sessions by discipline.

For additional information regarding program content, contact the Policy Office, Division of Institution and Award Support at (703) 292-8243, or via e-mail at

Future NSF Grants Conference

  • Fall 2017 - TBD
    To be notified about registering for this conference, please go to, and click "Get Notified."

Recent Presentations

NSF Grants Conference hosted by Carnegie Mellon University - November 14-15, 2016

NSF Update - Fall 2016

Archived Webcast of Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference

How to Prepare an NSF Proposal: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - August 2016