We offer several programs that provide sustained support and training.

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.

Submission deadline: Registration is now closed.
Eligibility: This opportunity is open to assistant professors or equivalent who are eligible to submit to the NSF CAREER Program. 

Program timeline

Activity 

Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May Jun Jul
Crafting a CAREER proposal 
(Jan 13, 8:30 – 12:30)
X            
Writing retreat & targeted support 
(date TBD w/ participants, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM)
  X          
Mock panel 
(date TBD w/ participants, 9 AM – 11 AM)
    X        
Proposal consultation with advisory team 
(90-minutes per proposal in either April or May)
      X X    
Optional additional writing retreats       X 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 2022. 

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: Registration is now closed
Meeting times: All sessions are from 9 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom.
Dates: Four Thursdays in March - 3/3, 3/10, 3/17 and 3/24, 2022.

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