We offer several programs that provide sustained support and training.

In 2022, we partnered with the Office of the Provost to offer a two-year Arts and Humanities Research and Creative Works Fellows Program for early and mid-career faculty.

To learn more about the program and the application process, please visit the Office of the Provost's site.

The Division of Research, Innovation & Impact notified the next cohort of Early Career Research Development Fellows in March 2022. They will participate in this three-year professional development program during the 2022-23, 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years.

About the program

The Early Career Research Development Fellows Program is aimed at full-time, pre-tenure faculty who are seeking opportunities for strategic career planning and skill development in the area of academic research.

During the three-year program, participants are expected to attend monthly 1.5-hour sessions on a range of topics, engage in discussions with peer researchers and participate in individual consultations with staff in the Division of Research, Innovation & Impact.

Research development topics are adapted to meet the needs of the cohort. Topics may include:

  • Developing a five-year research plan.
  • Early career grant opportunities.
  • Tools and strategies for project and time management.
  • Strategies for identifying funding opportunities.
  • Grant writing workshops.

Other benefits of program participation include:

  • Optional writing retreats.
  • Priority registration for research development events.
  • Additional one-on-one consultations for proposal review, strategy development and career support.

The Division of Research, Innovation & Impact notified the next cohort of Mid-Career Research Development Fellows in March 2022. They will participate in this two-year professional development program during the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years.

About the program

The Mid-Career Research Development Fellows Program is aimed at tenured faculty who have not yet been promoted to full professor and are seeking research and career development support.   

During the two-year program, participants are expected to attend monthly 1.5-hour sessions on a range of topics, engage in discussions with peer researchers and participate in individual consultations with staff in the Division of Research, Innovation & Impact.  

Research development topics are adapted to meet the needs of the cohort. Topics may include: 

  • Refocusing your research agenda.
  • Identifying potential funding opportunities and collaborators.
  • The path to promotion.
  • The role of public engagement in your research.
  • Developing an effective research team.
  • Balancing mid-career service obligations.

Other benefits of program participation include: 

  • Optional writing retreats.
  • Priority registration for research development events.
  • Additional one-on-one consultations for proposal review, strategy development and career support.

MU CAREER Club is designed to help eligible researchers submit or resubmit a competitive application to the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Program. Club participants receive training, support and consultation throughout the process — from first draft to submission.

CAREER Club Application Open: October 12, 2022
Application Deadline: December 2, 2022.
Eligibility: This opportunity is open to assistant professors or equivalent who are eligible to submit to the NSF CAREER Program. 

A printable flyer is also available.

Program timeline

Activity 

Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May Jun Jul
Morning: Crafting a CAREER Proposal
Afternoon: Resubmitting your Proposal
(Jan 12, 8:30 AM – Noon; 1 PM - 3 PM)
X            
Morning: Education Plan & Partnerships
Afternoon: Writing Retreat
(Feb 17, 10 AM - Noon;  1 PM - 3 PM)
  X          
Morning: Budgets and Budget Narratives
Afternoon:Writing Retreat
(March 17, 10 AM - Noon; 1 PM - 3 PM)
    X        
Morning: Mock Review 
Afternoon: Writing Retreat
(April 14, 10 AM - Noon, 1 PM - 3 PM)
      X      
Proposal Consultation with Advisory Team 
(90-minutes per proposal in either April or May)
      X X    
Additional Writing Retreats (May 5, June TBD         X X  
Proposal Submission             X

 

Application requirements

Participants must have a content area mentor identified who will help support their proposal development and must commit to participating in program activities with the goal of submitting a proposal in July of 2023. 

Your online application must include:

  1. A one paragraph summary of your research interest and the anticipated NSF Directorate for your proposal.
  2. A statement of your commitment to participate in program activities. 
  3. Your curriculum vitae.
  4. A letter of support from your content area mentor. (Download a letter of support template.)

Registration: Apply to join Cohort 6
Meeting times: All sessions are from 9 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom.
Dates: Four Mondays in October - 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 and 10/24, 2022.
Download the flyer

About the program

The program uses Entering Mentoring curricula developed by the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research. This professional development uses an evidence-based, interactive approach to help mentors develop skills for engaging in productive, culturally responsive research mentoring relationships. This series is a collaboration between MU's Graduate School and the Division of Research, Innovation & Impact.

 

 

Contact Us

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Email: muresearchprodev@missouri.edu Phone: 573-882-9500