Presenter: Dr. Kristin Bennett, President, KB Science LLC, and 20-year veteran DOE program officer
Audience: Untenured, tenure-track assistant and associate professors as of November 2014, no more than 10 years beyond the Ph.D., in areas of interest to DOE’s Office of Science (http://science.energy.gov/early-career/)
Synopsis: Strategic alignment of proposals with DOE interests, proposal enhancement, “tricks of the trade.”
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the primary research arm of the U.S. Department of Education (US ED). IES operates differently from the other US ED divisions, with its own proposal format, scoring system, and review process. Developing a better understanding of the purpose, structure, and initiatives of IES – within the context of the Department – will enable UNH researchers to be more competitive with their proposals.
There will be an NSF PowerPoint presentation followed by a panel discussion with current UNH NSF-GRFP fellows and a UNH faculty member. Panelists will share their experiences with the NSF application process, as well as the opportunities they have enjoyed with their NSF funding.