[Grad-postdoc-assn] Invitation to postdocs to be a panelist: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
vsloan at ucar.edu
Thu Aug 3 13:26:51 MDT 2017
I checked with NSF Program Pfficer Lina Patino, and she said that postdocs
are eligible to be panelists for the NSF GRF Program. It's a good
opportunity to learn about this process and to get experience, and to build
connections - including with NSF personnel. NSF also really appreciates it.
See below for more information.
*Subject:* [Reu-geo] NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Invitation to
be a Panelists
From: *Patino, Lina C.* <lpatino at nsf.gov>
Subject: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Invitation to be a
On behalf of the National Science Foundation (NSF), we invite you to
register as a potential 2018 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
panelist. GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students
pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees in science or
engineering at accredited US institutions. (See the Program Solicitation, NSF
for more details on GRFP.) NSF seeks GRFP panels composed of researchers
and educators from a wide range of institutions, geographic locations, and
disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds.
Serving as a GRFP panelist is an excellent opportunity to apply your
research and career expertise to help identify future science and
engineering leaders, and to gain valuable perspective to share with faculty
and students at your institution. Panelists will also receive a flat rate
payment of $200 per day for each full four-hour virtual panel session they
attend. However, panelists who are Federal employees, citizens of foreign
countries who are not permanent residents, and special visa holders are not
entitled to the flat rate payment.
Below are details of the 2018 panels:
- All reviews and panels will be conducted online without travel
requirements. There will be *no on-site participation* for the GRFP
panels; the panels are completely virtual.
- In November, panelists must attend an orientation session webinar,
selecting one from several available sessions. This is required for both
new and returning panelists, as orienting information is subject to change.
- Panelists review graduate school-like applications that include one
3-page statement, one 2-page statement, transcripts, and three reference
- Each panelist will review approximately 30 assigned applications in
early December, over the course of about 4 weeks.
- Panelists will enter their reviews and ratings online.
- In January 2018, panels will convene online using WebEx for two
virtual panel sessions scheduled on two different days (either Monday and
Thursday or Tuesday and Friday) to discuss the applicant pool and make
selection recommendations to NSF.
*If you would like to be considered as a 2018 GRFP panelist, please visit *
https://nsfgrfp.org/panelists* to register in the panelist system.* If you
have *not* been a GRFP panelist, you may create a new profile by
an account <https://panelists.nsfgrfp.org/panelist/nsf/panelists/new>.” If
you *have* been a GRFP panelist, please log in with your email address and
password, and update your profile. Registering in the panelist system or
creating a profile *does not commit you to serving as a GRFP panelist.
Based on anticipated needs, NSF will send formal invitations to registered
panelists starting in late September*. See https://www.nsfgrfp.org/
panelist_info for additional panelist information.
NOTE: If you have a student applying for the 2018 GRFP program or you will
write a letter of recommendation for an applicant *in a particular field of
study*, we request that you do not register to be a panelist in that field
due to the conflict of interest. Since GRFP applicants are early in their
scientific training and are still developing their interests, most
panelists are qualified to review in a range of fields. If you register in
a particular field and subsequently learn of a conflict of interest, please
inform us so we can remove your name from the list of potential panelists
or attempt to place you on a different panel.
Please share this opportunity to review GRFP applications with your
We thank you in advance for your interest. If you have any questions,
please contact the GRFP Operations Center atpanelists at nsfgrfp.org or (866)
Susan Brennan, Ty Mitchell, and Gisele Muller-Parker
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
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