Workshop: Excellence in STEM NSF Grants

Course ID - CTD0424d 

Short Title: STEM NSF Grants    

 Audience   Faculty
Length of Workshop:       4 hours  ( 1.5 Face-to-Face and 2.5 Post Workshop Hours)

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


The National Science Foundation (NSF) will present information about funding opportunities in undergraduate STEM education to MDC faculty and staff. The organizational structure of NSF will be explained, as well as the funding for grant projects from the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE). A brief overview of the Grant Proposal Guide will be provided.


Faculty participants will be asked to research current or future request for proposals (RFPs) offered under the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education, identify a single potential RFP, and develop a 3 page concept paper based on the likely content of the identified RFP (this can be determined by researching how the RFP was presented during past award period). Concept papers should include a description of the problem that the proposal will address how the grant funds will solve the problem, and the methods that they will use to solve the problem in terms of objectives and predicted outcomes. Concept papers are due to the Dean of the School of Science within three weeks of the workshop.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the objectives and scope of each NSF STEM Education program
  • Find the appropriate program to support STEM learning at MDC.
  • Locate the solicitation information
  • Understand the grant proposal preparation and review processes
  • Develop a concept paper that can become the basis for a grant proposal


Dates of Workshop

Reference #

Delivery Format

Meeting Days/Time



04/26/13 771596 F2F Friday
10:00am - 11:30am
Kendall/R402-403 Dr. Zhanjing (John) Yu


Registration information
Course ID: CTD0424d  
Course Title: STEM NSF Grants
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

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