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NSF-Career Proposal Workshop Fosters Tools for Grant Success

Fargo, N.D., April 19, 2013 — More than 30 NDSU researchers participated in "Preparing Your NSF-CAREER Proposal" held on April 18 in the Memorial Union. The all-day workshop was designed to assist faculty and postdoctoral students who are or will be potential applicants for the NSF-CAREER grants program.

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a highly competitive program that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research. CAREER grant awards provide five years of funding support. New proposals are accepted annually in the last week of July.

The workshop was sponsored by the ND EPSCoR and the NDSU Office of Research, Creative Activities and Technology Transfer, with presentations by The Implementation Group (TIG), a consulting firm from Washington, D.C.

In addition to reviewing criteria and processes for the NSF CAREER program, the workshop included a panel of successful NSF CAREER recipients at NDSU.  Since 1996, eighteen faculty members at NDSU have received prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER awards.

“NDSU researchers continue a standard of excellence that reflect the institution’s ability to attract the best and the brightest among new faculty researchers,” said Philip Boudjouk, vice president for research, creative activities and technology transfer. “Providing workshop tools and support can enhance continuing success for researchers pursuing this competitive grant award opportunity.”

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