|Title||System Mapping: A Genre Field Analysis of the National Science Foundation's Grant Proposal an Funding Process|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Moeller, Ryan M., and David M. Christensen|
|Journal||Technical Communication Quarterly|
|Keywords||genre, genre field analysis, genre system, proposal|
In this article we compare two different perspectives on the National Science Foundation(NSF) grant proposal and funding process: that depicted by the genre-dominantNSF Web site and that articulated by several successful NSF-funded researchers.Using genre theory and play theory to map the respective processes, we foundthat a systems-based refocusing of audience analysis—namely, genre field analysis—allows researchers a more accurate understanding of their roles as agents withinthe system.