NSF CAREER Seminar, Spring 2023


Event Description

Pre-tenure, assistant professors in Divisions II, III, and IV are invited apply to the Spring 2023 NSF CAREER Seminar. Applications will be accepted until January 13th, 2023, with invitations to be extended around January 20th, 2023. The application can be found here. Prospective applicants who have questions about this Seminar or the CAREER Program, can reach out to Jennifer Speed ([email protected]) in the Office of the Dean for Research.

The Seminar will guide applicants, step by step, through the entire process of preparing a high-quality, competitive proposal to the NSF Early Career Development Program, due July 26, 2023. A link to the program announcement, and other resources, can be found here here.

The Seminar will have a kickoff meeting during the week of February 6th, and then meet approximately every two weeks from February through July, with no meetings during the month of May. Each meeting will be 90 minutes long. There will be two Seminar cohorts: one that meets primarily on zoom, and one that meets primarily in person. Both cohorts will be interdisciplinary. We welcome you to apply, whether you are a first-time applicant or already have some experience as a grantseeker.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Develop grantwriting skills needed for securing sponsored research funding
  • Integrate research and teaching plans
  • Incorporate evaluation activities into the project’s design
  • Create compelling broader impact activities
  • Refine and improve their writing
  • Develop project-related collaborations based on mutuality and reciprocity
  • Give and receive feedback

Selection Criteria

Participants must commit to attending all meetings and submitting writing tasks on schedule. We seek cohorts that offer a mix of disciplines, a range of grantseeking experience and needs (appropriate for an early career scholar), and diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Participants must also be willing to offer, and receive, constructive feedback. Try as we might to work around demanding schedules, sometimes scheduling conflicts prevent participation.