February 15, 2021

Reserve your virtual seat for the ASAS Webinar: How to navigate the National Science Foundation (NSF) grant process.

Reserve your virtual seat for the ASAS Webinar: How to navigate the National Science Foundation (NSF) grant process. The webinar and discussion is from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Central Time) on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Webinar Goal:

The purpose of this webinar is to provide a brief overview of the National Science Foundation (NSF), including relevant history, mission, and emphasis areas.  The NSF merit review process will be explained, and opportunities that may be of particular interest to the ASAS community will be highlighted.

The speakers includes:  

  • Dr. Steven Ellis, National Science Foundation - Program Officer
    Dr. Ellis has been a permanent Program Officer at the National Science Foundation since 2013.  At NSF, he helps manage the review of grant proposals from a wide range of researchers.  He has worked several programs in the Directorate for Biological Sciences, including the Physiological Mechanisms and Biomechanics; National Ecological Observatory Network; I-CORPS; Infrastructure Innovations for Biological Research; and the Major Research Instrumentation programs.  Prior to joining the NSF, Dr. Ellis was a faculty member in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department at Clemson University where his research program was focused on prepubertal ruminant mammary development.   Steve has a B.S. in Animal Science from UConn, and earned both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees researching lactation physiology and mammary development in dairy animals at Virginia Tech.
  • Dr. Theodore Morgan, National Science Foundation - Program Officer
    Dr. Morgan has been a Program Officer at the in the Directorate for Biological Sciences, in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems at the National Science Foundation since 2017.  At NSF he has led the Enabling Discovery through Genomics (EDGE) program since 2018 and is also involved in Integrative Ecological Physiology program.  Prior to joining the NSF, Dr. Morgan was a professor of biology at Kansas State University where his research program was focused on the evolution and genetic control of ecologically important complex traits using insects as his primary study system. Dr. Morgan has a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from University of Arizona, a Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences from Washington State University, and postdoctoral training from the former Department of Genetics at North Carolina State University.