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Graduate Workshop: Career Development Grants for Pre- and Post-Docs

220 Eggers Hall

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 The Dean’s Offices of the Maxwell School and the iSchool are pleased to present the following interdisciplinary development opportunity for Maxwell and iSchool graduate students. The workshop, led by Robert Porter, Director of Research Development at the University of Tennessee, will focus on NSF and NIH grants that support doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows as they transition through critical career stages, from early graduate study to the doctoral dissertation, the initial postdoctoral fellowship, and on to becoming an independent investigator. We will examine the purpose and structure of NSF’s Graduate Fellowship programs and its Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants. NIH funding mechanisms such as F awards, K awards, and the new Pathway to Independence program will be described. Requirements unique to career development proposals will be specified, and successful proposals will be used to illustrate principles of effective writing. Topics to be discussed include: Choosing the appropriate award track for your career stage; Anatomy of a typical career award proposal; Understanding the grant review process; Contacting grant program officers. For questions, please contact Christina Leigh Deitz ( Sponsored by: Maxwell Dean's Office, the iSchool Dean's Office, Center for Environmental Policy and Administration (CEPA), Campbell Public Affairs Institute, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC), Center for Policy Research (CPR), Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

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To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.