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K-State Today

April 25, 2014

National Science Foundation program director to present overview of foundation's funding with special focus on capacity-building programs

Submitted by Noel Schulz

Engineering research and graduate programs will host a presentation by Fahmida Chowdhury, National Science Foundation program director in multidisciplinary activities, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, May 2, in 1107 Fiedler Hall — Fiedler Auditorium.

Chowdhury's presentation is "Overview of NSF Funding with Special Focus on Capacity-Building Programs."

Chowdhury will discuss science, technology, engineering and mathematics capacity-building programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels as well as interdisciplinary programs, EPSCoR and international programs. An overview of the National Science Foundation also will be presented including: structure and organization, funding mechanisms and pathways, proposal submission and review process, suggested "Do's and Don'ts" for principal investigators, and a Q-and-A session.

Caterina Scoglio, professor in electrical and computer engineering, is hosting Chowdhury's K-State visit.