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If you are interested in attending this CAREER Proposal Writing 
Workshop, I suggest you act quickly.  It fills up fast.

It's possible that it doesn't matter when you apply as long as you meet 
the deadline, but that wasn't clear to me from the website mentioned in 
the announcement.

Stephen


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Subject: 	2018 NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop
Date: 	Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:16:51 +0000
From: 	career <[log in to unmask]>



Sponsored by the NSF Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing 
Innovation, the 2018 NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop will be held 
March 25-27, 2018 in Charlotte, NC.  The workshop will be co-hosted by 
the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Kansas State University, 
and Texas A&M University.  This workshop will cover the basics of CAREER 
proposal writing and review.  It will include presentations by NSF 
Program Officers and recent CAREER awardees, a mock panel review using 
actual awarded and declined CAREER proposals, and a feedback session 
where small groups will review and discuss the draft CAREER proposal 
project summaries that each participant prepared. Participants will also 
have an opportunity to meet with current and previous NSF Program 
Officers.  The workshop will be hands-on, requiring that all 
participants read and review six CAREER proposals, actively participate 
in the mock panel reviews, which are designed as a realistic simulation 
of actual CAREER proposal review panels.

Data from previous workshops suggest that the success rate of the 
participants is considerably higher than the overall NSF average.  
Correspondingly, this workshop attracts far more applicants than we can 
admit (approximately 200 participants will be selected to attend this 
workshop), so early application is strongly recommended.  To provide 
sufficient time for interactions among participants and facilitators, 
mealtime activities will be an important activity on the agenda.  A 
workshop fee of $250 will be charged to help defray the cost of workshop 
meals and materials.

The application deadline is January 8, 2018. The application procedure 
and tentative agenda for the workshop can be found at: 
http://www.ksu.edu/career.   Please note that every participant is 
required to submit a project summary of their CAREER proposal and an NSF 
style biosketch as part of the application package.

Workshop organizers:

Brad Kramer, Kansas State University, [log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Tony Schmitz, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 
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Zhijian Pei, Texas A&M University, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

NSF Coordinator:

Mary Toney, Deputy Division Director, CMMI, [log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Bradley A. Kramer, Ph.D.

Professor and Head, Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Ike and Letty Evans Engineering Chair

Director, Advanced Manufacturing Institute

2061 Rathbone Hall

1701D Platt St

Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS 66506-5200

Email:  [log in to unmask]

Voice:  (785) 532-5606

Fax:    (785) 532-3738