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Conceptualizing Your Research for a Federal or Non-Profit Funding Agency

Fall 2021

The focus of this Bootcamp will be conceptualizing your research to fit a specific federal funding agency or major non-profit sponsor (e.g., NSF, NIH, NEH, DOD, DOE, IES, Spencer, Simons, etc.)

Activities will include some lectures, homework assignments, and group discussions with constructive feedback on ideas and work-in-progress. Groups of no more than 8 faculty will meet for 2.5 hours a week.

The ASRC Bootcamp program is led by:

Linda Vigdor, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Associate Director of Proposal Development
Advanced Science Research Center

For more information, please contact:

Target Participants

  1. Research active CUNY faculty who have not yet previously written & submitted a grant proposal to a federal funding agency
  2. PIs with NIH funding who would like to learn how to reframe their research to fit NSF
  3. CUNY tenure track assistant professors who plan to apply for the ASRC’s NSF CAREER Bootcamp in 2022 and have not been the PI on a prior positively reviewed NSF proposal (not necessarily funded) and/or need to start conceptualizing their research and objectives

Completing this bootcamp may be a prerequisite for acceptance into the 2022-23 ASRC NSF CAREER bootcamp. There may also be a full proposal writing bootcamp this winter, following the 101 Bootcamp, with participation by application or invitation.

Bootcamp Format and Schedule

Bootcamps will meet on Zoom. Zoom video and proficiency with Dropbox are required.

The 101 groups will meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday afternoon. Up to 3 groups will be formed, with participants assigned to a designated group (based on availabilities noted in the application).

We will meet the weeks of October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 1, 8, 15, 29; and December 6.

How to Apply

The application deadline for the 2021 Grants 101 Bootcamp is Monday, September 27 at noon.

When you apply you will select which days/times you are available; we will try to accommodate schedule needs.