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Proposal Elements

Facilities & Equipment
Boilerplate Language
Post Doc Mentoring Plan 

Examples of mentoring activities include, but are not limited to:

    • career counseling
    • training in preparation of grant proposals, publications, and presentations
    • guidance on ways to improve teaching and mentoring skills
    • guidance on how to effectively collaborate with researchers from diverse backgrounds and disciplinary areas
    • training in responsible professional practices


  • Investigators may seek to identify local resources and activities that provide mentoring opportunities (e.g., laboratory meetings and seminars, journal clubs, periodic individual meetings, participation in manuscript and grant proposal preparation, etc).

Data Management Plan 
Broader Impacts Plan

All funding agencies hope that the work they support will provide societal benefits. For example, for the National Science Foundation (NSF),  the Broader Impacts criterion encompasses the potential to benefit society and contribute to the achievement of specific, desired societal outcomes.