Navigating the NSF Review Process as a Beginning PI

The Postdoctoral Association of Colorado (PAC) and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) are excited to announce a visit to campus from current NSF program officers, Cesar Nufio and Dena Smith. All postdocs and early-career investigators are invited to attend.

Dr. Cesar Nufio is a program officer in NSF’s Division of Environmental Biology and former CU Boulder postdoc in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO). He examines the effects of climate change on organisms, specifically grasshoppers.

Dr. Dena Smith is a program officer in NSF’s Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology in the Division of Earth Sciences. Dena was an Associate Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and the CU Museum of Natural History. Dr. Smith studies fossil insects and their interactions with plants over time. 

Drs. Nufio and Smith will share insights about the NSF review process and how to be more effective at communicating science. There will be a presentation and time for Q&A. Postdocs and early-career investigators will learn how grants are evaluated and provide an opportunity for an open discussion on a variety of related topics. Registration is required.

Thursday, August 2 at 9:00am to 10:00am

University Memorial Center (UMC), 247
1669 Euclid Avenue, Boulder, CO 80309

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Elena Jordan

Elena Jordan left a positive review 8/1/2018

Very helpful and informative with practical advise.

Lucas C Wheeler

Lucas C Wheeler left a positive review 8/1/2018

Very helpful to hear about the process of grant review from people on the inside of the NSF. They had some helpful advice that I wish was written down somewhere.

Pascal Merz

Pascal Merz left a positive review 8/1/2018

Great speakers, lots of new insights!

Ryan Cassotto

Ryan Cassotto left a positive review 8/1/2018

Thank you to the Postdoctoral Association of Colorado Boulder and UCB for hosting this event! It was a unique and wonderful opportunity to meet with funding agency program directors during a critical stage in my career - preparing my first NSF proposal. Both speakers were terrific and seemed genuinely interested in helping early career individuals such as myself! Thanks again!