Sample Proposals

Sample National Science Foundation Proposals The following are sample NSF proposal narratives that were developed by Sinclair Community College. Please feel free to download and use them as examples when developing your NSF projects.

NSF ATE Project: National Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing Education (Funded)
This three-year, $1,500,000 project creates a clearinghouse of manufacturing instructional materials and provides professional development/consulting to other colleges.

NSF ATE Project: Distributed Hyrbrid Manufacuturing Engineering Technology Curriculum (Funded)
This two year, $299,947 project develops, tests, and evaluates instructional materials leading to a certificate in Continuous Process Improvement that utilizes a distributed-hybrid delivery model.

NSF ATE Project: Faculty Development in Collaborative Design and Rapid Tooling and Manufacturing (Funded)
This project is a partnership between Sinclair and Ventura College (Ventura, CA) that will provide comprehensive professional development for engineering and design technology faculty.  NSF is distributing this proposal as a national model.

High School STEM Teacher Synergistic Institute (as submitted Oct. 2010)
Sinclair and its high school, university, and business partners will collaborate on a comprehensive teacher Institute providing professional development for high school educators in Warren County.  Revisions submitted April 16, 2010 and approved by NSF.

NSF TUES Virtual Online Testing Strength Simulation (as submitted May 2012)
Sinclair and partners Bloomsburg University (PA) and the national office of Project Lead the Way (IN) will develop and disseminate an open source, online virtural tensile strength testing simulation for use in undergraduate engineering technology and high school pre-engineering PLTW programs.