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CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop May 13

Posted Apr. 13, 2010

The Division of Research and Sponsored Programs is holding a one-day workshop on proposal writing for faculty members, May 13. Registration deadline is April 20.

This one-day workshop sponsored by the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs offers a unique opportunity to learn about the extramural funding process, proposal development, submission, and peer reviews.  Although the workshop’s focus is on the CAREER solicitation of the National Science Foundation, the information and discussions will be very pertinent to grant applications regarding other NSF initiatives and other federal agencies.

Presenters for the workshop have extensive experience in proposal writing, review, and performance of research funded by extramural grants. The instructor for the workshop has served as a program director for the National Science Foundation.

  • Information about NSF programs
  • How to Communicate with Program Directors
  • Specific requirements for CAREER proposal
  • Techniques to write winning proposals
  • What are Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact?
  • Developing strategies for success
  • Avoiding common and fatal mistakes
  • Understanding reviewers' critiques and how to benefit from them


Extended discussions will follow presentations and the participants will:

  • Have an opportunity to discuss specific questions/situations
  • Receive two sample proposals to review and submit reports
  • Participate in simulated review panel to understand the process, what is important to the reviewers, program directors, and the grant agency.

The workshop is open to faculty from Kent State University. A limited number of participants from other educational institutions in northeast Ohio will be accepted.

Interested participants should register by April 20, 2010 by going to http://www.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0055-0003-58d151f9b22a48bdb868be7bbdc36ae8

Due to limited space and time restrictions, not all applicants will be accepted.