David Mendonca talk on US research in Crisis Response


Associate professor David Mendonca presented his experience from applying for funding from NSF (National Science Foundation) and getting the applications funded.
His overall advice is to follow these rules:

# Understand the funding agency from the inside out and from the outside in. – Make sure your idea fits with the program that you are submitting.

#State the broader impacts of the research proposal
#State the intellectual merits of your research proposal
# Know the review criteria

#Understand that every person will not read all proposals
#Help the reviewers, they are not idiots, but they are busy
#Help the person in the review committee, that actually have read the proposal, to tell the others what the research is about.

#On-reject: Milk-out feedback for all it´s worth, but mindful of the inherent
stochasticity of any review process.

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