National Science Foundation

Advanced Technical Education Grant Writing Workshop

Event Details

Friday, April 7, 2017

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

ACC Highland
Rm. 2211
6101 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78752

Driving Directions


This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the Advanced Technological Education Program at the National Science Foundation,
  • Hear from Dr. Carter, lead program officer for the program about tips and strategies for planning and developing a proposal, and
  • Work with experienced grantees on a your grant idea that benefits your school, your program, and your students.


By the end of the program, participants will:

  • Become familiar with NSF merit review process, and learn about the ATE program
  • Learn strategies for developing a robust proposal
Dr. V. Celeste Carter, Program Director for the Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation
Dr. V. Celeste Carter is the Program Director for the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). She received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine in 1982 under the direction of Dr. Satvir S. Tevethia. She completed her postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Dr. G. Steven Martin at the University of California at Berkeley. Carter joined the Division of Biological and Health Sciences at Foothill College in 1994 to develop and head a Biotechnology Program. She served as a Program Director twice in DUE as a rotator. Carter accepted a permanent Program Director position in DUE in 2009; she is the Lead Program Director for the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program, and works on other programs in the Division and across the Foundation. She served as the Education and Human Resources Liaison to the Division of Polar Programs from 2012 to 2014.
8:30 – 8:45 am
8:45 - 9:00 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Linnea Fletcher, AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Overview of National Science Foundation (NSF)
and the Merit Review process
Dr. V. Celeste Carter, National Science Foundation
9:30 – 9:45 am
9:45 -10:30 am
The ATE Program Dr. Celeste Carter
10:30 am-11:00 am
Developing Your Project Idea for the ATE Program - Breakout
11:00am – 11:30am
Wrap up and Discussion Dr. Celeste Carter

Highland Campus

ACC Highland
4400 College Park Drive
Round Rock, TX 78665