This panel discussion was held Fall, 2010.
Dr. Francis Duvinage, Director of the National Scholarship Office at UMD, presented an overview of the fellowship including tips on writing a successful personal statement. This was followed by a panel of NSF GRFP awardees that discussed their strategies for writing a successful proposal.
The panel also discussed alternative funding sources (including crowdfunding for science).
BISI maintains a list of funding agencies on its website here.
Here are links that were provided by the panel and Dr. Duvinage that are useful for students that are writing NSF proposals (updated for 2015-16):
- Application Components: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/applicants/application_components
- Tips for applying (http://www.nsfgrfp.org/applicants/tips_for_applying)
- Tips for the folks that will be writing your letters of recommendation (http://www.nsfgrfp.org/reference_writers/tips)
- NSF PowerPoint presentation (promotional materials: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/general_resources/outreach/promotional_materials)
- Advice from a GRFP Fellows: here (http://www.alexhunterlang.com/nsf-fellowship) and here (http://www.theclimatecode.com/p/asdasd.html)