TECHNICAL WRITING

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR PROPOSAL WRITING

Nevada’s NSF EPSCoR Track-1 program provides funding to provide technical assistance for proposal and manuscript preparation for all NSHE faculty to promote competitive attainment of follow-on funding to current Track-1 research efforts (Solar Energy, Water-Energy Nexus, Environment *requestors must make the case that the topic of their proposal/manuscript is directly aligned with the Nexus topics).

What kinds of requests can be made?

Requests to provide assistance for preparation of proposals being submitted to all funding agencies will be considered, but priority will be given those being submitted to NSF. Priority also will be given to investigators without strong funding histories. These priorities do not mean that others cannot receive assistance.

Requests to provide assistance for preparation of manuscripts being submitted to all peer-reviewed journals will be considered, but priority will be given to those being submitted to journals that are prestigious within the topic area and command national attention. Assistance will not be provided for manuscripts being prepared for conference proceedings.

*Requestors must make the case that the topic of their proposal/manuscript is directly aligned with the Nexus topics.

Who provides the service?

Technical writing assistance is provided by Roger Kreidberg, DRI’s Science Support Editor. His educational background is in journalism, and he has had experience in both the public and private sectors in a wide range of communications projects.

How far in advance of the due date should requests be submitted?

For in-depth assistance, please submit requests at least 10 days before the proposal or manuscript is due to ensure Mr. Kreidberg can fit you into his schedule. In-depth assistance includes consideration of sponsor and journal requirements, grammar, punctuation, spelling, word choice, style, consistency, economy of language, and format. In-depth assistance also includes development of effective project summaries and editing to meet page limitation requirements. For more elementary editing (e.g., grammar, punctuation, spelling), please submit at least three days prior to the due date.

Are there any other requirements?

Any participant accepting assistance from the program agrees to provide evaluation information, which will be requested through surveys. Failure to respond to the surveys will result in the participant being ineligible for future services from the Technical Writers Assistance Program.

If you have difficulties submitting the online application form, please contact Marcie Jackson or (702) 522-7079

Once submitted, this application will be sent directly to the Project Director, Gayle Dana. You will receive a response as soon as possible. Approval is contingent upon Mr. Kreidberg’s availability.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Project Director by e-mail.

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