Dr. Katharina Dittmar is now Program Director, Division of Environmental Biology at the National Science Foundation (NSF). A former member of our faculty, Dittmar returns to UB on November 8, 2018, for a public presentation at 10:00 a.m. She will discuss the NSF mission, priorities (NSF’s Big Ideas), and offer suggestions for submitting a competitive proposal. Although the focus will be on NSF’s Biology Directorate, her presentation is relevant to researchers from any discipline. Dittmar will provide special emphasis on broad interdisciplinary topics, such as 'Rules of Life' and 'Coastal Regions', that cut across NSF Directorates. There will be opportunities for Q&A following her presentation. Small group sessions will be made available for researchers who have submitted proposals to the NSF and/or those who are planning to submit one. Interested faculty should contact Chitra Rajan (firstname.lastname@example.org).