2016 NSF Day at UAA

The Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies is proud to announce NSF Day on April 8 at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). This is an all-day event to be held in Anchorage, Alaska on the UAA Campus. This is an exciting chance to meet one-on-one as well as participate in group meetings with Program Directors from NSF and gain insight in NSF funding opportunities.

For more information on NSF Day, including the agenda, please visit

WHO: Anyone interested in gaining insights into NSF funding opportunities

WHEN: Friday, April 8, 2016, 7:15 AM to 5:30 PM
*A more detailed schedule will be provided closer to the day of the event.

WHERE: University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage Campus
Wendy Williamson Auditorium, 2533 Providence Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508

WHY: This 1-day NSF Day workshop will teach researchers how to better compete for research dollars. Information will be shared via lectures and interactive sessions. This is a behind-the-scenes look at how NSF works and how to submit fundable proposals.

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-nsf-day-at-uaa-registration-21733285843
Registration and payment of the registration fee in the amount of $70, to be paid immediately (as space is limited). Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. This fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and an optional networking event at the UAA Faculty Research & Creative Activity Showcase that will follow the day's program.

To guarantee your seat please reserve your seat by Thursday, March 31, 2016. Registration may be available prior to the event if space is available.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Recommended accommodations

  • SpringHill Suites Anchorage University Lake
    4500 University Lake Drive, Anchorage Alaska 99508
  • SpringHill Suites Anchorage Midtown
    3401 A Street, Anchorage AK 99503
  • Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
    401 East 6th Avenue, Anchorage Alaska 99501
  • Embassy Suites Anchorage
    600 East Benson Boulevard, Anchorage AK 99503
  • Hilton Downtown Anchorage
    500 W. 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
  • Captain Cook Downtown Anchorage
    939 W. 5th Ave, Anchorage AK 99501

For additional accommodations please visit:

DIRECTIONS: Click here for directions.

PARKING: Parking on the UAA Campus is free of charge on Fridays. The closest parking to the NSF Days location is the East Campus Lot. This lot is west of the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on the corner of Providence Drive and Lake Otis Parkway

QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to gkamberov@alaska.edu

We hope you will join us!

NSF Program Directors

The following is a list of NSF Directors who will be presenting at NSF Day at UAA. They represent a variety of fields, and will be covering not only their directorate but also cross-discipline related research.

Jean Feldman, Policy Office, DIAS (Division of Institution and Award Support)
BFA - Business, Finance and Award Management Directorate

Ralph Wachter, CNS (Computer Network Systems)
CISE – Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate

Lee Zia, DUE (Under-graduate Education)
EHR –Education and Human Resources Directorate

Deborah Jackson, EEC (Engineering Education Centers)
ENG - Engineering Directorate

Anjuli Bamzai, AGS (Atmospheric and Geosciences)
GEO - Geosciences Directorate

Susan Weiler, EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research)
OIA –Office of Integrative Activities

Lisa-Joy Zgorski, External Affairs
OLPA –Office of Legislative and Public Affairs