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The goal of the NSF CISE CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop is to introduce junior faculty to the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program with specific focus on CISE disciplines, and to help them prepare competitive and successful CAREER proposals. The CAREER program serves a critical role in the National Science Foundation’s efforts to identify, foster and support the nation’s most promising junior faculty in both research and education. Early-stage faculty often seek guidance with respect to grant writing and evaluation but have limited time and/or opportunities to do so with Program Directors at NSF.
During this workshop, young faculty members will have the opportunity to improve their skills in proposal writing, as well as interact with CISE Program Directors from the CISE divisions of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI), Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF), Computer and Network Systems (CNS) and Information & Intelligent Systems (IIS) and with recent CISE CAREER awardees. The major components of the workshop include presentations about the CAREER program and proposal writing as well as experience sharing and mock panel. This is the only such CISE-sponsored workshop for the year 2014. Up to 180 CAREER-eligible faculty may attend this workshop. Registration is required for attending this workshop.
A limited number of travel support awards will be made available for faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Minority Education Institutes (MEI) to attend this workshop. The workshop will be a unique opportunity for HBCU/MEI faculty to network with recent NSF CAREER awardees and NSF Program Directors.
The 1-day event is scheduled for March 31, 2014 at the Hilton-Arlington, which is easily accessible by air, rail and roads. The location is a block away from the NSF building making it convenient for attendees to interact with other CISE and NSf Program Directors.
The workshop will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Hilton located at 950 N Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22203. No rooms are explicitly being reserved for this event at the Hilton, but participants may request the federal government rate for this event at the Hilton. In addition, there are numerous other hotels within a short distance by walk or Metro. Reservations for hotel rooms at this Hilton can be directly made at http://www.hiltonarlington.com/
Several NSF Program Directors will give presentations at the workshop, run a mock panel and interact with the participants. Four previous CAREER awardees will attend the workshop to share their experiences with the participants. During the event, participants will also be able to sign-up for a one-on-one conversation with topic-specific PDs to take place on the next day at NSF. Please see links to Agenda and Speakers.