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.


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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]

Tony Schmitz, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, [log in to unmask]

Zhijian Pei, Texas A&M University, [log in to unmask]


NSF Coordinator:

Mary Toney, Deputy Division Director, CMMI, [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


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