Register for April 5 NSF CAREER roundtable

The Office of Research and Economic Development will host a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program workshop 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 5, in the East Union (room posted). Interested faculty, department heads and chairs, should register at

The NSF's CAREER program offers the foundation's most prestigious awards for pre-tenure faculty. CAREER awards provide up to five years of funding to enable junior faculty to develop careers as outstanding teacher-scholars.

The workshop will provide prospective CAREER applicants with a program overview, proposal development advice and information about relevant institutional resources. Lucy Deckard of Academic Research Funding Strategies will lead the discussion. Deckard worked in research development at Texas A&M University for eight years, most recently serving as associate director of TAMU's Office of Proposal Development. During that time, she helped develop and write successful proposals to NSF, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense, and other agencies and foundations, including proposals for large institutional and center-level grants.

A free buffet lunch will be provided at noon, during which time staff from the UNL Office of Proposal Development will discuss institutional resources available to support the development of CAREER proposals.