Seminar on CAREER proposal writing is April 11

“How to Write a Competitive CAREER Proposal,” a seminar to help UNL pre-tenure faculty develop successful proposals for the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program, will be April 11, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Nebraska East Union’s Prairie Suite.

This seminar is sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development. Advance registration is required. To register and learn more, visit http://go.unl.edu/hut. The event includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

CAREER is NSF’s most prestigious award for pre-tenure faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organization. Workshop participants will learn tips for writing a winning proposal and how to avoid common mistakes.

Lucy Deckard of Academic Research Funding Strategies LLC is the featured speaker. Deckard will discuss the right time to apply for a CAREER award, explain how to structure the proposal and describe how to develop an effective education plan.

During the luncheon, Office of Proposal Development staff will discuss institutional resources available to support faculty applying for CAREER awards. UNL faculty who have secured funding through CAREER and other junior investigator programs also will answer questions about the proposal development process.