Thursday, March 27, 8:15-10:30am
1117 UCC (map)
This session will feature panels of successful CAREER awardees and CAREER reviewers. The panelists will share their perspectives and take questions from the audience.
The session will also introduce applicants to on-campus resources, provide successful proposal examples, and share with tips from the NSF.
All UI faculty and research staff are invited to a unique opportunity to hone their research communications skills in a workshop, “The Craft of Scientific Presentations,” delivered by TED speaker Melissa Marshall. Melissa will share effective strategies for structuring research presentations, rethinking the design of presentation slides, and analyzing the best delivery style.
A Senior Lecturer with the Department of Communication Arts & Sciences at Penn State University, Melissa Marshall is a crusader against bullet points and an evangelist for effective slide design in scientific presentations. She believes that the future depends on the innovations of scientists and engineers, and is passionate about helping them effectively tell the story of their work. She specializes in teaching speaking skills to engineering students and has also lectured at Harvard Medical School, the New York Academy of Sciences, Cornell University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The workshop is free but space is limited.
Monday-Tuesday, April 21-22
The NEH ODH visit presents an up-close opportunity to learn more about NEH ODH, its funding priorities and grant opportunities, and to meet and network with colleagues. The agenda includes opportunities to participate in small group meetings, one-on-one consultations with NEH ODH, a networking lunch, and a lightning round of presentations about digital humanities projects in the Midwest.
The Research Professional Development Work Team is an active group whose purpose is to bring professional development opportunities to research staff. The team meets regularly to explore, plan and implement offerings that will expand the expertise and skill of research staff throughout campus.
Proposal Preparation Resources
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