New Mexico EPSCoR, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, will host "NSF Day" on March 17 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Albuquerque, N.M.

This is a great opportunity to meet with program officers from across the National Science Foundation to learn about upcoming funding opportunities and priorities. Anyone with an interest in the National Science Foundation and its programs is welcome to attend this daylong workshop.

Topics will include the NSF proposal and merit review process, and discussions of potential research proposals, as well as information for tribal and community colleges. Program presentations by representatives from the NSF directorates, the Office of International Science and Engineering, and the Office of Integrative Activities will also be held.

This workshop is primarily designed for researchers and educators less experienced in proposing to the NSF;  however, more experienced proposers and NSF grantees may find the workshop useful and informative.

The registration fee for NSF Day is $35. However, the Office of the Vice President for Research has agreed to sponsor the registrations of any UNM junior faculty that would like to attend.  Interested junior faculty should contact Jennifer Nieto for more information. Preregistration is required.

To register, please visit NMEPSCoR and click on the headline "NSF Day" under the Events column. If you have questions about NSF Day, please contact Natalie Willoughby.

New Mexico's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NM EPSCoR) is amulti-faceted program aimed at improving New Mexico's capacity to carry out scientific research.  Funded by the NSF, the current project focuses on science research into the impacts of climate change on Northern New Mexico water resources.  Dr. William K. Mitchner is the principal investigator and director of New Mexico EPSCoR.