Tag Archives: National Science Foundation

Broader Impacts in a Nutshell

The National Science Foundation funds basic science research at the early graduate, dissertation, and postdoctoral stages. The NSF uses two criteria for evaluating funding applications: intellectual merit and broader impacts. In this blog post, I will explain ways in which … Continue reading

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Janice Christensen

Identifying scientific potential is a difficult task, some applicants have all the resources to succeed and others have none. As a student Janice had fallen in the latter category; early on she had been discouraged from pursuing a career in … Continue reading

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Sara McProgress of the NSF

Sorry for the late post! I definitely need to start setting reminders for myself… Sara is an interdisciplinarian who loves the sciences and social sciences; in fact, she double-majored in neuroscience and political science as an undergrad. She also understands … Continue reading

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Encounter with a familiar stranger at the park (NSF GRF Impersonation)

As I took my daily stroll in the park, enjoying the crisp air, the chirping birds, the sunlight reflect off the leaves, I saw a young person sitting on the bench in the park reading through a stack of profiles. … Continue reading

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Who is my funder?

I am very particular and attentive to detail. I enjoy thinking about ways by which to transform theoretical concepts to solutions for real-world problems. I am a professional with a wide variety of experiences ranging from academia, to industry, to … Continue reading

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A Hobbit’s Perspective: Strong NSF GRFP Applications

Hi my name is Dr. Frodo Baggins and I am a tenured professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Biomedical Engineering. I have been a researcher here for 10 years and have successfully advised 4 PhD students and am … Continue reading

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Personifying the NSF

If I were to personify the NSF graduate fellowship, Nan S. Founders would be it. Nan is known for her inquisitive nature and her contagious love for science. While leading her own research group, through which she personally contributes to … Continue reading

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Nathan Scientific Funder

My desired funder’s name is Nathan Scientific Funder. Nathan is highly organized and wants to advance innovative research in behavioral & cognitive sciences. Nathan supports research in a variety of scientific and sociological disciplines, including language and human cognition. He … Continue reading

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Personifying the NSF

The NSF mission statement: To promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…. My personification of the NSF will be named R. Daneel Olivaw.

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Trying to Impress Nina S. Fellow

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program takes human form in Nina S. Fellow. If I had to use one word to depict Nina it would have to be “popular”. She befriends around 2,000 people each year and everyone in the … Continue reading

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