Important note on how this relates to other proposals you might be writing: Please do not turn in a proposal you have written for another purpose, e.g. for a student fellowship, NSF grant, or departmental requirement. If you are considering writing a proposal for another purpose, it is OK to use this assignment as a starting point for your other purpose. However, we want you to stick with our formatting guidelines. So, for example, an NSF research proposal is usually 15pp single-spaced, including figures - we will be happy to critique a shorter version of this. If you tell us that this is going to NSF eventually, we can probably help even more with particular comments. But please don't give us the twice-as-long version. Thanks.
Our office has developed checklists (available below) for NIH R01 and NSF research proposals. These checklists/outlines serve as guides to the standard sections required for these proposals and also offer project management tools to facilitate delegation of tasks related to a grant submission, and for setting internal deadlines for completion. Our office can adapt and expand these resources to accommodate the specific details from other funding opportunity announcements (RFAs or PAs) upon request.
What's Included in a Competitive NSF Research Proposal
Joseph Ellis received the B.S./B.A. degree from The University of San Diego in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics in 2007, and M.S. from Columbia University in 2014. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Senior Vice Dean, Professor . While at UCSD, Joe participated in a study abroad program at ITESO Univeristy in Guadalajara, Mexico. He also attended ECI (Escuela de Ciencias Informaticas) at the University of Buenos Aires in the summer of 2013. He is an IGERT Trainee in the "From Data to Solutions" IGERT Program at Columbia. Joseph’s interests are in fusing multi-modal data, video analysis and machine learning. During his first two years in EE, he worked on the News Rover project, which was funded with a Magic Grant from The Brown Institute for Media Innovation. News Rover provides unique capabilities for searching large video archives, linking broadcast videos to news topics, and visualizing important information that answers question of Who, What, When, and Where for a particular news topic. His (co-authored) paper describing technologies developed for News Rover was awarded 1st place in the ACM International Conference on Multimedia - Grand Challenge Competition in Barcelona, Spain (2014). His NSF research proposal involves performing social cognitive analytics on collections of video.