2006 NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop


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February 10, 2006
Registration deadline
February 20, 2006
Selected participants receive notice
March 1, 2006
Participants receive proposals for mock review
March 31, 2006
Participants submit reviews April 6, 2006
Workshop begins

Tentative Agenda

(April 6, 2006)

Workshop will be held at the Rhatigan Student Center.
The main room for all presentations, breaks, and lunch - RS223
Breakout rooms: RS207, 210, 216, 218, 314

7:00 – 8:00

·     Continental breakfast.

8:00 – 10:00

·     Presentation by Dr. George Hazelrigg (NSF Program director) on NSF CAREER proposal Guidelines

·     Questions and answers

10:00 – 10:30

·     Break

10:30 – 11:45

·     Two to four recent CAREER awardees present their stories and share their experiences

·     Questions and answers

12:00 – 13:00

·     Working lunch. Participants can have interactions with NSF program directors and other participants, asking more questions, sharing what they have learned, etc.

13:00 – 15:00

·     Dr. Hazelrigg describes procedures for a typical CAREER proposal panel meeting

·     Dividing into groups (with about 10 participants in each group) for mock panel review, every panel will be led by an NSF program director.  (About 5 proposals will be sent to workshop participants four weeks before the workshop.)

·     In groups, brainstorm a list of Dos and Don’ts for writing successful CAREER proposals

15:00 – 15:30

·     Break

15:30 – 16:00

·     Share mock panel review results from each group

·     Share the lists of Dos and Don’ts from each group

·     Workshop evaluations


·     Adjournment


Sponsored by the following NSF programs in the Design and Manufacturing Innovation (DMI) Division and the program of Grant Opportunity for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI):

Manufacturing Machines and Equipment (Dr. George Hazelrigg)
Materials Processing and Manufacturing (Dr. Mary Lynn Realff)
Engineering Design (Dr. Delcie Durham)
Manufacturing Enterprise Systems (Dr. Abhijit V Deshmukh)
Operations Research (Dr. Stephen Nash)
Service Enterprise Engineering (Dr. Matthew J Realff)

Host Institutions

Kansas State University
Wichita State University