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Physical Address:
Morrill Hall 105

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3010
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6689

Email: vpresearch@uidaho.edu

Web: ORED

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Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 414
Moscow, ID  83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3010
Moscow, ID  83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6162

Email: ored-ora@uidaho.edu

Web: ORA Website

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Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 103
Moscow, ID  83843

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3020
Moscow, ID  83844-3020

Phone: 208-885-6651

Fax: 208-885-4990

Email: osp@uidaho.edu

Web: OSP Website

Map

Physical Address:
Food Research Center
860 W. Idaho Ave, #201
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 3003
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Jeremy Tamsen
Phone: 208-885-4550
Email: tamsen@uidaho.edu
Web: OTT Website

National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

The U of I’s Research and Faculty Development (RFD) team offers proposal development support at all levels, from finding funding to contacting program officers, reviewing proposal documents, assisting with resubmissions, and coordinating large proposals. Fill out the Faculty Request for Proposal Development Assistance form to request RFD services.

Please consult the Resources list on this page for current guides, checklists and videos designed to increase the competitiveness of your CAREER proposal.

CAREER All Year is our year-long program that supports faculty applying to this unique NSF program, and toward that end we are offering the events and activities below.

Download a PDF version of this schedule

Faculty Success Seminar: NSF CAREER: Essential Steps Toward Developing a Competitive Proposal – with guest speaker/expert NSF PO Elizabeth Rom

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PT, October 13, 2021

CAREER is NSF’s most prestigious early-career award program, and unique in its requirements. In this session we’ll talk about whether you should, or should not consider applying, and the critical steps you can take now to prepare for submitting a competitive proposal. We’ll share proposal development timelines/plans and discuss strategies for identifying and contacting NSF program officers, formulating your education plan, and considering your project’s broader impacts. NSF Program Officer Elizabeth Rom will join the webinar to discuss effective strategies for winning CAREER proposals and to answer your questions.

Link: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/81586190096
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Broader Impacts Workshop: BI 101

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. PT, October 22, 2021

This workshop is designed for anyone who is, or is considering, applying for funding from NSF and who wishes to increase the competitiveness of their NSF proposals. Participants will see examples of Broader Impacts (BI) activities and will be guided through the process of creating and aligning their BI activities with their research and professional and personal interests.

Registration link: https://infoready.uidaho.edu/#manageCompetitionsDetail/1849712

Faculty Success Seminar: NSF CAREER: Getting Started on Your Proposal

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PT, March 2, 2022

If you are planning to apply to the NSF CAREER program, this is the time to begin developing your proposal. In this session, we’ll share guidance from NSF on how to approach a CAREER proposal’s education plan and its integration with your research plan. We’ll also share strategies for contacting program officers and other tips for success, as well templates, checklists, and proposal development resources. This session will be useful to anyone considering NSF CAREER, this year or in the future.

Link: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/81586190096
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Submit your RFD Request for CAREER Proposal Development Assistance

Deadline for priority: 5 p.m. PT, March 7, 2022

U of I Proposal Development Specialists are available, first-come-first-served, to help PIs develop competitive proposals, from assisting with contacting program officers to helping with broader impacts and reviewing documents for clarity and completeness. Submitting a ticket early, via the link provided, will help ensure a thorough proposal review.

Request Service link: https://support.uidaho.edu/TDClient/40/Portal/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=715

Broader Impacts Workshop: BI 101

10:30 – Noon PT, April 1, 2022

This workshop is designed for anyone who is, or is considering, applying for funding from NSF and who wishes to increase the competitiveness of their NSF proposals. Participants will see examples of Broader Impacts (BI) activities and will be guided through the process of creating and aligning their BI activities with their research and professional and personal interests.

Registration link: https://infoready.uidaho.edu/#manageCompetitionsDetail/1850952

CAREER Proposal Mock Review Exercise

12:30 – 2 p.m. PT, March 21, 2022

In this hands-on exercise, participants will be guided through the review process of funded CAREER proposals from several different NSF Directorates and learn tips, tricks, and best practices for competitive proposals.

Registration link: TBA

CAREER Conversation #1 - Getting started: tasks/timeline; contacting your PO; Department Head letter

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. PT, March 23, 2022

We’ll go over important steps to take before you begin to write your proposal. We’ll also share resources, brainstorm, and answer any questions about CAREER.

Link: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/83905302980

CAREER Conversation #2 – Education plan; integration of education and research

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. PT, April 20, 2022

We’ll discuss what an education plan is, and how it is integrated with your research plan. We’ll also share resources, brainstorm, and answer any questions about CAREER.

Link: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/83905302980

CAREER Conversation #3 - Broader Impacts

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. PT, May 4, 2022

We’ll discuss the Broader Impacts of a CAREER proposal. We’ll also share resources, brainstorm, and answer any questions about CAREER.

Link: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/83905302980

CAREER Conversation #4 – Writing the Overview

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. PT, May 18, 2022

We’ll discuss how to write a compelling first (and most important) page of your project description. We’ll also share resources, brainstorm, and answer any questions about CAREER.

Link: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/83905302980

CAREER Conversation #5 - Writing the Summary

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. PT, June 8, 2022

We’ll discuss how to write the Summary – the most important document of your proposal package. We’ll also share resources, brainstorm, and answer any questions about CAREER.

Link: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/83905302980

Red Team Review of CAREER Project Description

TBA

The U of I partners with a federal grant consulting firm whose services include proposal development and red team review. PIs who have requested RFD CAREER proposal development via our ticket system and have a mature Project Description ready for review will have priority for this external review opportunity. Stay tuned for more details.

CAREER Conversation #6 – Polishing the proposal

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. PT, June 29, 2022

We’ll talk about polishing your proposal, review a last-minute checklist, and answer any questions.

Link: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/83905302980

Physical Address:
Morrill Hall 105

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3010
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6689

Email: vpresearch@uidaho.edu

Web: ORED

Map

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 414
Moscow, ID  83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3010
Moscow, ID  83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6162

Email: ored-ora@uidaho.edu

Web: ORA Website

Map

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 103
Moscow, ID  83843

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3020
Moscow, ID  83844-3020

Phone: 208-885-6651

Fax: 208-885-4990

Email: osp@uidaho.edu

Web: OSP Website

Map

Physical Address:
Food Research Center
860 W. Idaho Ave, #201
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 3003
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Jeremy Tamsen
Phone: 208-885-4550
Email: tamsen@uidaho.edu
Web: OTT Website