Workshopping your CAREER Proposal - Part II: The Education Plan and Broader Impacts sections

Friday, June 26, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am


Via Zoom

Workshopping your CAREER Proposal:

Part II. Writing the Education Plan and Broader Impacts sections of your CAREER proposal. June 17, 2020, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, via Zoom.Please register by June 5, 2020.   Rescheduled to June 26, 2020, 10:00 to 11:30am via Zoom. Registration closed.

This is the second of a two-part series of Workshopping your CAREER Proposal, presented as small-group, interactive virtual events. To allow time for participants to focus on different parts of their 15-page proposal narratives, we have scheduled the sessions four weeks apart,  May 29 and again on June 26. Each session will last 90 minutes.

In these workshops, participants will focus on workshopping their drafts of key components of the proposal. In Part I, we will focus on the Introduction, Overview, and Intellectual Merit sections, which together usually comprise the first one to two pages of the project narrative. We will also discuss how to build out participants’ proposal outlines into clear, well-organized proposals. In Part II, we will focus on the Education Plan and Broader Impacts sections of the narrative.

Participants will share their drafts with each other a week before each workshop and be prepared to provide feedback to each other during the workshop, according to a rubric we will provide. They will come away with an improved plan for writing and refining their proposals. We will follow the guidance presented in the on-demand webinar, How to Write a Successful NSF CAREER Proposal, by Lucy Deckard, Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC. Participants will need to register for the webinar in order to watch the relevant videos and download materials, including a proposal outline template and sample proposals. Interested participants will be invited to form their own proposal writing cohorts aimed at the July 27, 2020 NSF due date.

Register here for the workshops and the webinar. When you register, you will be asked to confirm that you are willing to share sections of your proposal draft with the other participants. We will follow up with workshop agendas and materials.

Please feel free to contact Mary K. Green (mkgreen@umass.edu (link sends e-mail)) and Mary Fechner (mfechner@research.umass.edu (link sends e-mail)) for more information.

As of this time, NSF has not extended the July 27 deadline for submission, so we hope you will be able to able to take advantage of these workshops despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also visit our NSF CAREER Award proposal development resources page for other resources to help you develop your CAREER proposal.