The Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) is invested in the success of UT’s NSF researchers. This page informs researchers of relevant resources at UT and NSF, provides easy access to information needed to prepare and submit a strong NSF proposal, simplifies the application process, and serves as a repository for frequently requested documents.
Finding NSF Funding
Frequently Requested Information
Proposal Guide: The current Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (NSF 18-1) is available here.
CAREER Proposals: ORE NSF CAREER proposal resource page.
Proposal Examples: Access copies of funded NSF proposals in the ORE Proposal Library.
Budget: The OSP budget preparation website provides a sample NSF budget and budget justification, F&A rates, and common budget categories.
Collaborators & Other Affiliations: (scroll down to the “other” category on this page to download the NSF Collaborators & Other Affiliations Information template).
Data Management Plan: The online Data Management Tool through Hodges Library Data Services provides a template for creating the required NSF data management plan. After creating the plan, you can select to have the Hodges Data Curation Librarian provide feedback.
Postdoc Mentoring Plan: Click here for a template for creating a post-doc mentoring plan.
Please contact us if you would like assistance with identifying specific NSF funding opportunities, planning your proposal, coordinating a research team, or editorial assistance. The Office of Research and Engagement offers support for NSF proposals through two research development teams: the Faculty Development Team (for standard proposals) and the Research Development Team (for large proposals such as Center grants or proposals with extensive external partnering). For more information, contact Kimberly Eck.
ORE provides several workshops and training opportunities throughout the year. The schedule includes workshops on preparing NSF proposals and more intensive, multi-session Proposal Writing Institutes on the CAREER Award and NSF proposals in general.
The Office of Sponsored Programs can also assist with questions about submission procedures, Cayuse electronic routing, compliance with NSF requirements, and budget questions.
Is there an NSF resource that you need or have questions? Please send us an email.