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NSF CAREER Award Prep Series 2019

Considering applying or reapplying for an NSF CAREER Award?

The Office of Research Development (ORD) is offering a 2019 CAREER Award Prep Series designed to assist you with assembling an effective proposal and sustaining preparation effort. The series of monthly workshops, listed below, will address best practices for developing the essential components of a proposal, provide in-depth conceptual and writing review to support compelling submissions, and address any specific participant requests in the course of the series.

Please email the ORD if you are interested in receiving information about any of the following.

Our first event will be a presentation and discussion about how to think about applying for a CAREER award, to be held on Friday, February 1, 2019 on the Medford campus:

Perspectives on the NSF CAREER:

A Conversation with Diane Souvaine and Xioacheng Jiang

Diane Souvaine, Professor of Computer Science and senior advisor to the provost, and Xioacheng Jiang, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and 2017 CAREER Awardee, will share their expertise and experience on considerations around applying for a CAREER Award. Content will be driven by their experience and your questions, but discussion topics can include the pros and cons of applying for the CAREER, framing the scope of research, developing a well-integrated education plan, responding to critiques, and connecting with outreach and education resources both at Tufts and beyond. ORD staff will be available afterwards for questions about resources/support from our office.

The Spring 2019 Workshop Series sessions will be held Fridays at 1pm with a focus on:

March 8 The Education Plan: Objectives and Community Resources
April 12 Page One Peer Review, Lightning Talks, and Preparing for the Program Officer
May 10 Writing and Assessment
June TBD Mock Review with past Awardees


NSF CAREER solicitation: