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Programs

We offer several programs that provide sustained support and training. Examples include the month-long Mentoring at Mizzou series or the Early Career Research Development Fellows Program that extends over three years.

Early Career Research Development Fellows Program

We are pleased to announce that the Office of Research and Economic Development is accepting applications for the Early Career Research Development Fellows Program.

Submission deadline: Apply online by December 15, 2021.
Eligibility: This opportunity is open to full-time, pre-tenure faculty in the early stages of developing a research program.
Announcement: Those accepted into the program will be notified by mid-January 2022.
Program timeline: This three-year program will span the 2022-23, 2023-24, and 2024-25 academic years.

Your online application must include the following:

  1. Statement of interest — Why would you like to participate in the Eaerly Career Research Development Fellows Program?
  2. Your research focus area(s).
  3. Your curriculum vitae.
  4. A letter of support from your department chair or center director.
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 Office of Research and Economic Development. 

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.

=> Meet the Early Career Research Development Fellows

Mid-Career Research Development Fellows Program

We are pleased to announce that the Office of Research and Economic Development and the Provost’s Office are accepting applications for the Mid-Career Research Development Fellows Program.

Submission deadline: Apply online by December 15, 2021.
Eligibility: This opportunity is open to tenured faculty who have not yet been promoted to full professor and are seeking research and career development support.
Announcement: Those accepted into the program will be notified by mid-January 2022.
Program timeline: This two-year program will span the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years.

Your online application must incude the following:

  1. Statement of interest — Why would you like to participate in the Mid-Career Research Development Fellows Program?
  2. Your research focus area(s).
  3. Your curriculum vitae.
  4. A letter of support from your department chair or center director.
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 Office of Research and Economic Development. 

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.

=> Meet the Mid-Career Research Development Fellows

MU CAREER Club 2022

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: Apply online by December 14, 2021.
Eligibility: This opportunity is open to assistant professors or equivalent who are eligible to submit to the NSF CAREER Program.
Announcement: Program participants will be announced on or before December 21, 2021.

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.)

Mentoring at Mizzou

Registration: Registration will open soon for the Spring 2022 cohort.

Meeting times: All sessions are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom.

Dates: Will be announced soon.

About: 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 the Graduate School and the Office of Research and Economic Development.