This workshop seeks to provide new chemistry faculty with insight into the proposal writing and review process so that they can identify and develop strong research, education and outreach activities. Faculty beginning their independent careers often find the process of writing their first grant proposals to be challenging. Participants will have the opportunity to network with each other as well as with successful grant recipients and federal program officers from a variety of agencies. The participants will engage in mock panels, research presentations, and other activities designed to provide them with a better understanding of how to put together a research plan that is ambitious, yet realistic and compelling. Broader impact criteria will also be discussed including educational activities, outreach, broadening participation and longer term application to societal problems.
The 2021 Chemistry Early Career Workshop, supported by the Division of Chemistry will be held on May 17-18, 2021 in a virtual format. This workshop will bring together up to 100 junior faculty from a broad range of institutions and demographics to discuss steps in strategically crafting research ideas, planning educational and outreach activities, achieving excellence through diversity and assessing and evaluating project aims. Potential participants can access more information as it becomes available at a publicly-facing web page. Inquiries will also be receivable through a dedicated email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).