Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Proposal Development Workshop for the
National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program
and Research Initiation Awards (RIA) Strand of the
Historically Black Colleges and Universities-Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)
Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport, 1739 West Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD
August 14-15, 2015
I. NSF Award Guides and Program Information
HBCU-UP Program Solicitation (15-552)
Major Research Instrumentation Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development (NSF 15-504)
Major Research Instrumentation Program Brochure
Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (NSF 15-1)
Prospective New Awardee Guide
II. Professional Development Resources
A. Proposal Review Criteria
National Science Foundation. n.d. Merit Review Frequently Asked Questions. Arlington, VA:
National Science Foundation. http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/merit_review/mrfaqs.jsp.
National Science Foundation. n.d. Revised NSF Merit Review Criteria: Effective for Proposals
Submitted or Due on or After January 14, 2013. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation.
B. Proposal Preparation
Berger, Beverly. 2011. “Preparing for Proposal Writing.” Presented at a Career Development
Workshop organized by the Caltech Postdoctoral Association, April 29, at the California Institute of Technology.
Hackett, Edward. n.d. “NSF Merit Review Process and Research Proposal Preparation.”
Presented at NSF Day at the University of Texas at El Paso. http://nsf.utep.edu/sources/NSFpresentation.pdf.
Hazelrigg, George. 2010. “Competitive Proposal Writing.” Presented September 1, 2010, in
Lincoln, Nebraska. https://epscor.nebraska.edu/media/NSF_George%20Hazelrigg.pdf.
Hazelrigg, George. 2009. “Twelve Steps to a Winning Research Proposal.” Presented at the 2009
NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop, March 12-13, at George Mason University in Arlington, VA.
National Science Foundation. n.d. “Data Management and Sharing Frequently Asked
National Science Foundation. n.d. Proposal and Award Process. Arlington, VA: National
Science Foundation. http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/merit_review/illustration.pdf.
National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering. n.d. National Science Foundation
Directorate for Engineering. n.d. Sample Budget and Justification. Small Business Innovation Research
section of the National Science Foundation website. http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/budget_prep.jsp.
National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education. 2004. A Guide for Proposal
Writing (NSF 04-016). Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation.
Callow-Heusser, Catherine, Heather Chapman, and Rosalie Torres. 2005. Evidence: An Essential
Tool-Planning for and Gathering Evidence Using the Design-Implementation-Outcomes
(DIO) Cycle of Evidence. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation.
Campbell, Patricia, and Beatrice Clewell. 2008. Building Evaluation Capacity: Collecting and
Using Data in Cross-project Evaluations, Guide II. Washington, DC: Urban Institute.
Frechtling, Joy, Melvin Mark, Debra Rog, Veronica Thomas, Henry Frierson, Stafford Hood,
and Gerunda Hughes. 2010. The 2010 User-friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation. Arlington, VA:
National Science Foundation. http://hub.mspnet.org/index.cfm/22603.
Gajda, R. and Jennifer Jewiss. 2004. Thinking about How to Evaluate your Program? These
Strategies Will Get You Started. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 9(8).
United States General Accounting Office. 1991. Designing Evaluations. Washington, DC:
U.S. GAO Program Evaluation and Methodology Division. http://www.gao.gov/products/PEMD-10.1.4.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 1998. W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook. Battle
Creek, MI: W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
D. Research in Teaching
Bertolo, Emilia. 2009. “Research Informed Teaching: Enhancing the Teaching-Research Nexus in Science Disciplines.”
In Technology Education and Development, eds. Aleksandar Lazinica and Carlos Calafate. InTech Open Access Publisher.
Jenkins, Alan and Mick Healey. 2005. Institutional Strategies to Link Teaching and Research.York, United Kingdom:
The Higher Education Academy. http://www.ipd.gu.se/digitalAssets/1345/1345048_institutional_strategies.pdf
Leslie-Pelecky, Diandra. 2003. Integrating research and education: Moving from individual faculty initiatives
to institutionalization. Merrill Advanced Studies Center Report, 107. http://dept.ku.edu/~merrill/PDFfiles/leslie-pelecky.pdf
Lopatto, David. 2007. Undergraduate Research Experiences Support Science Career Decisions
and Active Learning. Cell Biology Education-Life Sciences Education, 6, 297-306.
Ross, Sharon, Dennis Sunal, Cynthia Sunal, Cheryl Mason, and Dean Zollman. 2012.
Proceedings: Research Based Undergraduate Science Teaching Conference II.
Proceedings from the National Study of Education in Undergraduate Science’s Research Based Undergraduate
Science Teaching National Conference, May 20-22, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
III. Developing a Research Plan
Austin, Jim. 2002. Writing a Research Plan. Science Career Magazine, 297.
Baker, Molly. 1996. “Establishing a Research Agenda of New Faculty.” Paper presented at the
National Convention of the Association for Education Communications and Technology in Indianapolis, Indiana.
ERIC ED397774. http://www.eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=ED397774.
Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program. n.d. “Faculty Life: Scholarly Research.” The
California State University Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program Community Commons website.
Kutner, Jean, Arleen Brown, Carol Mangione, Mary McDermott, John Steiner, and Paul
Targonski. 2006. “Creating a Successful Generalist Research Career: Tips for Junior Faculty.”
Presented at the Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, April 26, in Los Angeles, CA.
University College Dublin College Office, Engineering and Materials Sciences Centre. n.d.
Research and Professional Development Planning at UCD. Dublin, Ireland: UCD. www.ucd.ie/t4cms/rpdp_emps.pdf.
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. n.d. “Planning Your Research Agenda.” University of
Massachusetts at Dartmouth Office of Faculty Development website.
Adams, Howard. 2004. “Mentoring: An Enabling Relationship that Fosters Professional Growth
and Development.” Presented at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science 2004
National Conference, October 23, in Austin, Texas.
Bilimoria, Diana. 2011. “Best Practices in Faculty Mentoring.” Presented at Cleveland State
University, November, in Cleveland, Ohio. http://faculty.weatherhead.case.edu/bilimoria/presentations/index.html.
National Academy of Sciences. 1997. Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor
to Students in Science and Engineering. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. ERIC ED425932.
Office of Intramural Training & Education. n.d. “Evaluating Potential Mentors.” National
Institutes of Health website. https://www.training.nih.gov/evaluating_potential_mentors.
Office of Intramural Training & Education. n.d. “Thoughts on Choosing a Research Mentor.”
National Institutes of Health website. https://www.training.nih.gov/mentoring_guidelines.
Sorcinelli, Mary Deane and Jung Yun. 2009. Mutual Mentoring Guide. Amherst, MA:
University of Massachusetts Amherst Office of Faculty Development. http://www.umass.edu/ctfd/mentoring/resources.shtml.
United States Office of Personnel Management. 2008. “Best Practices: Mentoring.” The U.S.
Office of Personnel Management website. http://www.opm.gov/hrd/lead/mentoring.asp.
Vick, Julie and Jennifer Furlong. 2010. “Dealing with a Difficult Advisor.” The Chronicle of
Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Dealing-With-a-Difficult/64035/.
V. Research Ethics
Office of Research Integrity. n.d. “Online Research Ethics Course Section One: Introduction.”
Office of Research Integrity website. http://ori.hhs.gov/education/products/montana_round1/research_ethics.html.
Office of Research Integrity. n.d. “Responsible Conduct in Research Mentoring: Expectations,
Goals, Objectives.” Office of Research Integrity website.
Orb, Angelica, Laurel Eisenhauer, and Dianne Wynaden. 2000. Ethics in Qualitative Research.
Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 33(1), 93-96. http://www.columbia.edu/%7Emvp19/RMC/M5/QualEthics.pdf.
Steneck, Nicholas. 2007. Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research. Washington, DC:
Office of Research Integrity, United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Vasgird, Daniel and Ellen Hyman-Browne. n.d. “Responsible Conduct of Research: Mentoring.”
Columbia University. http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/projects/rcr/rcr_mentoring/foundation/index.html.
VI. Selected NSF Funding Programs and Centers
Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) Core Research Program (NSF 15-509)
International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) (NSF 12-551)
Research Coordination Networks (RCN) (NSF 15-527)
Engineering Research Centers
Materials Research and Engineering Centers
Science and Technology Centers
Science of Learning Centers