STELAR Webinar: Introduction to our New Proposal Development Course


STELAR’s ITEST Proposal Development Course is an online, self-paced, and resource-rich course in which novice NSF proposal writers will develop a full proposal for the ITEST program to be submitted for the August 13th, 2021 solicitation deadline.   

Informed by STELAR’s expertise in supporting and encouraging those new to the program, the course has been developed and piloted by our staff and colleagues over the past four years. The goal of thcourse is to highlight key aspects of writing a competitive and complete response to the NSF ITEST Program Solicitation Each module will cover a different topic as listed below: 

  • Orientation 

  • Module 1: Introduction to the STELAR Center, NSF, and ITEST 

  • Module 2: Forming Partnerships 

  • Module 3: Writing a Compelling Project Description 

  • Module 4: Developing a Research Plan 

  • Module 5: Developing an Evaluation Plan 

  • Module 6: Dissemination 

  • Module 7: Preparing a Budget 

  • Module 8: Pulling it All Together 

Join STELAR on Thursday, February 18 at 3 pm ET for an introduction to the course, an overview of the materials, and a descriptions of the activities that will guide the proposal writing process.  

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