Collaborate@UWM Workshops: Spring 2020

NSF vs. NIH: Primary Differences and Proposal Development Strategies

February 12 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. | Mitchell 245

NSF and NIH applications are very different in terms of tone, focus, and requirements. This session discusses their major differences and how to develop competitive proposals for biomedical-related funding opportunities offered by each agency.

Contacting Program Officers

February 27 | 3:00-4:00 p.m. | Mitchell 245

Program officers can be a key resource in developing your proposal. We will discuss strategies for engaging with program officers and the benefits of building agency relationships.

Developing NSF Broader Impact Statements

March 4 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. | Mitchell 245

NSF provides little guidance on how to interpret the Broader Impacts review criterion and develop a compelling plan for addressing this criterion. This session discusses the rationale behind this NSF requirement and examines the elements of an effective and engaging Broader Impacts plan.

So You Want to Write A Center Grant?

March 12 | 3:00-4:00 p.m. | Mitchell 245

Center grants are very different from standard research grants, requiring long term planning, and detailed team development. This session explores the unique characteristics of center grants and outlines the elements for an effective planning process.

Sessions will be led by Kari Whittenberger-Keith and Michelle Schoenecker. To register, please send an email to Michelle at