BlueRose Posted December 20, 2010 Share Posted December 20, 2010 Let's quit beating the poor dead thread from last year (173 pages?!?) and start a new one. Who's with me? I'll start the proceedings with a collection of links. First, I have one of the best descriptions of the NSF process that I have found. It's a bit dated (1991) and written in the style / jargon of an anthropology journal article, but if you can get past that, there's some good insight on how they make decisions. Discourse and Discipline at the National Research Council: A Bureaucratic Bildungsroman Next, I have a sample essay that...well, I'm fairly sure it wasn't funded. But you might like it anyway. Harnessing Geothermal Energy for the Eradication of the Energy Crisis, Global Warming, and Zombies while Defeating Social Injustice in Education and Providing Free Heath Care to All Americans Finally, I have posted my own essays for posterity. I think they're pretty good...but we shall see. As the Demotivators poster says, perhaps their purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others. Simulated Evolution for Synthetic Biology: A Case Study on Biological Counters Enjoy. And then quit refreshing Fastlane every ten minutes...it's not April yet! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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