Registration is now open for the OVPR’s annual proposal development seminars!
This year, we will offer the all-day “Planning and Writing Successful Proposals” program on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, as well as two two special half-day sessions focused on federal career development grants. The first half-day session, on the morning of Friday, Jan. 5, is focused on STEM awards like the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. The second, on the afternoon of Jan. 5, covers biomedical career development programs like the National Institutes of Health’s Career Development Awards, including the mentored K-awards and the F-series fellowships for pre- and postdoctoral students. Special eligibility requirements apply to the half-day sessions; see the program descriptions below for specific information.
Our speaker for each of the sessions is Dr. Peg AtKisson, a neuroscientist and former director of proposal development in the Office of the Vice Provost at Tufts University.
“Planning and Writing Successful Proposals”
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Participants will learn about articulating a research agenda, selecting funding opportunities and crafting proposals to turn reviewers into advocates for your project. This session is intended for faculty who plan to apply for funding from agencies such as the NSF, NIH, Department of Energy, etc.
“Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER Award Proposals”
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
A half-day session for faculty who plan to apply for STEM career awards like the NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. Faculty who are eligible to apply for the CAREER program and have attended the “Write Winning Grant Proposals” session before (either this year or in a previous year) are invited to this workshop.
“Planning and Writing Successful NIH K Award Applications”
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
A half-day session for potential applicants for biomedical career development programs such as the NIH Career Development Award. The session will cover mentored grants (K series) and fellowship awards for pre- and post-doctoral students (F series). Open to CDA-eligible faculty and their mentors, as well as grad students and postdocs in NIH-eligible fields. Attendees must also have attended the “Write Winning Grant Proposals” session before, either this year or in a previous year.