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Study of Words Used in NSF Grant Proposals

Study of Words Used in NSF Grant Proposals
A new study in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology analyzed the words used in the abstracts of National Science Foundation (NSF) grants. The analysis found that projects received, on average, larger awards when abstracts were longer, used fewer common words and were written with "verbal certainty." The abstract of the study is available Words Used in NSF proposals.

2019 Council of Graduate Schools Summer Workshop and New Deans Institute

Small Teams of Researchers Do More Innovative Work Than Large Ones

Small Teams of Researchers Do More Innovative Work Than Large Ones

In the largest analysis of the issue thus far, investigators have found that the smaller the research team working on a problem, the more likely it was to generate innovative solutions. Large consortia are still important drivers of progress, but they are best suited to confirming or consolidating novel findings, rather than generating them. The results could have wide-ranging implications for individual investigators, the academic centers that employ them and the government agencies that provide so much of the financing.

Seeking Submissions for The Academic Minute


The Academic Minute is seeking individual submissions for upcoming segments on any topic, and campuses are also encouraged to submit ideas for “weekly takeovers” featuring five separate research segments from a single institution. Recent weekly takeovers featured research from Trinity College, Swarthmore College, Arcadia University, and New York Institute of Technology. 


Please send submissions to David Hopper at dhopper@wamc.org, and be sure to tune in daily to The Academic Minute. Thank you for considering this opportunity for public engagement.

2019 Catholic Imagination Conference

Catholic Imagination Conference

The Third Biennial Catholic Imagination Conference
The Future of the Catholic Literary Tradition
Loyola University Chicago | September 19-21, 2019

Register Now!

This international biennial conference, sponsored by Loyola’s Hank Center, features over 60 writers, poets, filmmakers, playwrights, journalists, editors, publishers, students, and critics who will explore a variety of questions surrounding the Catholic imagination in literature and the arts. What is the future of the Catholic literary tradition? What is the state of discourses in faith and Christian humanism in a world increasingly described as “Post”—postmodern, post-human, post-Christian, post-religious? How is Catholic thought and practice (or the absence of it) represented in literature, poetry, and cinema? If, as David Tracy observes, religion’s “closest cousin is not rigid logic, but art,” what might literary art be trying to communicate to its “cousin”—and to us all—as we travel along the first decades of the 21st century?

2020-2021 Fulbright US Scholar Program

The deadline to apply for the

2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

competition is September 16, 2019


Can't join us live? All of our webinars are recorded and uploaded to our website. To view more upcoming and archived webinars, visit our Webinar Schedule.


You can also learn more about exciting opportunities in each world region by visiting our regional highlights web pages.

NIH Proposal Writing Workshop

Writing/Designing Winning NIH Proposals Workshop
June 18, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
To be held at the:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois

Sponsored by: The Grant Training Center

This one-day comprehensive workshop is geared towards those who wish to submit winning proposals to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in time for the next NIH grant submission deadline.

Participants will learn how to:
* Find the appropriate program and grant mechanism for their idea(s)
* Read and interpret RFAs
* Identify and avoid common pitfalls of a grant
* Address the pieces of the application
* Package the proposal in the requested format
* Understand the scoring system and the review process
* Search for the appropriate study section for submissions
* Learn what actually happens in the study section
* Decipher pink sheets: The inevitable resubmission
* Build an airtight case for funding


To register:
Please click here
Questions? Call us at (866) 704-7268
Workshop Fee: $395.00 (includes a comprehensive directory, workbook, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast)
Discount: $25.00 per person given for two or more registrants from the same organization.
*Space is limited and since this class fills-up quickly, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.*

You may also be interested in the NSF counterpart to this workshop on June 17, 2019.
Receive a discount of $50 by registering for both the NSF and NIH workshops. Only the highest discount will apply.

Can't make it?
Join us
An Online Version of this Workshop

University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute Oct 21-25 2019 Albuquerque, NM

12th Annual Mentoring Conference Towards The Science Of Mentoring


The Mentoring Institute develops, coordinates, and integrates mentoring evidence-based effective practices into research, consulting, and training activities at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Through the application of instructional design standards, the Institute provides training and certification services for a diverse array of staff, faculty and students, in a centralized effort to recruit, train and develop qualified mentors for the University, the City of Albuquerque and the greater New Mexico community.

October 21-25, 2019

Albuquerque, NM 

Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence Program

Your institution is invited to apply to host a visiting scholar to teach on your campus for a semester or full academic year through the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program!


Listen to a recording of an S-I-R Overview webinar, which includes an inside look at our website and application and also includes insights from a previous S-I-R hosts. To see a full listing of our webinars for various institutional demographics, visit our website. If you have any questions, email sir@iie.org


Deadline: November 1, 2019

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Regional Spotlight: Europe and Eurasia

With 264 awards in 45 European and Eurasian countries, there is diverse range of opportunities: from multi-country opportunities in the European Union to discipline specific awards such as Cyber Security in Romania, Gender Studies in Albania, STEM opportunities in Ukraine and France, to Early Career and Flex option awards. Europe and Eurasia awards for the 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program include but are not limited to:


Application Deadline: September 16, 2019!

For more information about awards to Europe and Eurasia, visit the

2020-2021 Catalog of Awards or contact us at EuropeEurasia@iie.org.

Grants Management Courses from Dept of Ed

Recently grants.gov highlighted one of the more comprehensive sets of training modules on offer from the U.S. Department of Education. In fact, there are currently ten self-paced e-learning courses available on ED.gov’s Grants Training and Management Resources page.


The on-line training is presented in 45-min to one-hour modules at a level at which both novice and more experienced grant writers will benefit from completing the courses, either by acquiring new information, or reinforcing key concepts. The module on Discretionary Grants Administration, for example, covers “basic concepts in grants management, such as performance periods, performance measures, evaluation, reporting requirements, project budget and objectives and allowable activities, and oversight of the grant recipients’ contracts and sub-awards,” among other topics.


The training applies to grants in any field and from any federal agency.

NIH Releases Most Recent Funding Data

The data includes numbers and amounts of awards, average funding over a decade, success rates over time, and more, presented in graphic form.

To see the results, Click Here!

NSF CAREER Proposal: My Advice and Experience

NSF/CMMI CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop

St. Louis, Missouri

March 21-22, 2016

ORS 3 Day Submission Policy