Thinker in Residence Presentation: US National Science Foundation (NSF) and general information on NIH

John W.
John W.

CIE researchers – interested in the US National Science Foundation schemes?

Professor John Wingfield is a current Deakin University Thinker in Residence. He is a Distinguished Professor of Environmental Endocrinology and Endowed Chair in Physiology, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behaviour, University of California at Davis.

From 2011 to 2014 he was Assistant Director of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and Head of the Biology Directorate.

Professor Wingfield will be presenting a session on Wednesday 16 December 2015 at 11:00 am. He will focus primarily on the US NSF and will cover their scoring system, its process for panel review, the role of assessment panels in moderating scores and how ‘impact’ is assessed. He will broadly cover some aspects of this as they relate to the NIH although he is less familiar with these schemes.

Professor Wingfield will also discuss the key features of the very best grants, critical flaws in grant submissions and what to expect from internal review processes as well as how Australian researchers can participate on US funding proposals.

His session will provide advice about building track and targeting appropriate grant schemes given one’s track record.

This session will be of interest to Early, Mid and Senior researchers who are interested in the US National Science Foundation schemes. The event will be run across 3 campuses but space will be limited so staff should register via the event management system. Click on “Grants events”; select USA Grant Funding Schemes & Grant Writing; then register for the event at either Waurn Ponds, Burwood or Warrnambool.