Mid-scale Research Infrastructure Project Management Webinars​

Part I: Mid-scale Project Planning & Management

Part II: Mid-scale Project Development, Definition and Risk

Part III: Mid-scale Project Performance Management

February 28, 2023

12:00PM – 1:30PM EST

Experienced Project Management experts will cover the key concepts of Project Execution Plan (PEP) with a focus on Research Infrastructure (RI) Mid-scale projects.

Topics covered include:

  • Basic Project Management concepts for RI projects receiving financial assistance through Cooperative Agreements (CA)
  • Overview and initial steps in developing PEP for Mid-scale projects in accordance with the NSF’s RI Guide (RIG) to improve response to NSF solicitations. 
  • The first two components of the PEP; Introduction and Organization.
March 28, 2023

12:00PM – 1:30PM EST

Experienced Project Management experts will dive deeper into key Design/Development and Project Definition elements of PEP with a focus on Research Infrastructure (RI) Mid-scale projects.

Topics covered include:

  • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
  • Project milestones and schedules
  • Basis of Estimate (BoE)
  • Budgets for control and mitigation of project risks, to arrive at Total Project Cost (TPC).
April 25, 2023

12:00PM – 1:30PM EST

Experienced Project Management experts will close out the webinar series by covering the remaining components of the PEP,  and highlight performance management techniques that are scalable and tailorable to satisfy NSF requirements with efficiency, while also satisfying NSF’s statutory obligations for managing and oversight of Mid-scale RI projects.

The webinars will be useful for those submitting proposals to NSF’s Mid-scale RI-1 and RI-2 program, current Mid-Scale RI awardees and all others wishing to add to their project management knowledge.

Sessions will offer PDUs for Project Management Institution (PMI) Certifications. Course IDs will be provided with your certificate of participation if you indicate during registration that you are interested in PDUs. 

For those who cannot attend the live webinar, all recorded webinar sessions will be available on-demand in the Knowledge Sharing Gateway shortly after the event. To stay informed of future Large Facilities Office events, sign up to Get Notified.

Speaking Opportunities

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If you are interested in speaking, have examples to share, questions to ask, or have other related topic suggestions, please contact us at rioutreach@nsf.gov.


Registering in advance for the Webinar is recommended and will help us plan for engagement. On the day of the event, you will be allowed to register and receive access the same day.

Yes. On-demand videos of our previous Webinars can be found on the Research Infrastructure Knowledge Sharing Gateway.

Agendas for each event are posted as soon as they are available on the event webpage.

The Large Facilities Office intends to host one-day Webinars on a quarterly basis via Zoom, with a focus on select topics.

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