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National Science Foundation Grants Conference
Co-Hosted By:
Northwestern University and Loyola University Chicago
March 19-20, 2012
Attention: Registration for this event has reached capacity.
Please note we will not be accepting any registrations on-site at the conference. 

The first NSF Grants Conference of fiscal year 2013 will be held in the Washington DC area on October 22-23, 2012. Please email nsf_regional@nsf.gov to be placed on a mailing list for this event.


Hilton Orrington Hotel Evanston
1710 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

The second National Science Foundation Grants Conference of fiscal year 2012 will be held in Evanston, Illinios, and co-hosted by Northwestern University and Loyola University Chicago on March 19-20, 2012.
Key representatives from the National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as your colleagues - faculty, researchers, and grant administrators - representing colleges and universities from around the U.S. will participate.
This two-day conference is a must, especially for new faculty, researchers, educators, and administrators who want to gain key insight into a wide range of current issues at NSF including the state of current funding; new and current policies and procedures; and pertinent administrative issues. NSF program officers representing each NSF directorate will be on hand to provide up-to-date information about specific funding and answer your questions.
Highlights include:
  • New programs and initiatives;
  • Future directions and strategies for national science policy;
  • Proposal preparation;
  • NSF's merit review process;
  • Cross-disciplinary and special interest programs;
  • Conflict of interest policies;
  • Breakout sessions by discipline.
To register for the conference, click on the Register button located at the top of the page.
Contact Us:
For registration and general questions:
Phone: 703-465-5615
For NSF Policy questions:
Phone: 703-292-8243