• NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop

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March 18, 2020
Opening reception

March 19 & 20, 2020
Binghamton University
Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC)
Center of Excellence -- Symposium Hall

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Register today. Space is limited - Only 75 spots available!

The State University of New York (SUNY), University at Albany, Binghamton University, University at Buffalo, Stony Brook University, SUNY Polytechnic Institute and Upstate Medical University are pleased to invite you to the second SUNY NSF Career Proposal Writing Workshop. The CAREER workshop is one of a number of SUNY programs designed to assist SUNY faculty in pursuit of their research and scholarly endeavors. The 2-day workshop will deliver training and mentoring for tenure-track assistant professors (or positions in an equivalent title/rank) with the goal of enabling them to be successful in competing for and securing a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The workshop will cover the basics of writing a highly competitive CAREER proposal, discuss key strategies for intellectual merit and broader impacts, examine the NSF peer review process, and take a close look at the characteristics of high-impact, winning proposals.

Registration for the workshop will remain open through February 13, 2020.

Led by George Hazelrigg

Former NSF Deputy Division Director, Acting Division Director and Program Director

George Hazelrigg enjoyed designing and building things when he was young, so he decided to go to college to study engineering. He obtained a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Newark College of Engineering (now New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJIT), and MA, MSE, and PhD degrees in aerospace engineering from Princeton University. He worked for 6 years in the aerospace industry at Curtiss-Wright, General Dynamics and the Jet Propulsion Lab, and taught engineering at NJIT, Princeton University, UC San Diego, Polytechnic University, Ajou University in Korea and École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal. In the early 1970s, he helped to form a consulting company where he worked for seven years.

In 1982, he joined the National Science Foundation. Over the next 35 years, he ran seven research programs in four different divisions, served as Deputy Division Director and Acting Division Director for the Division of Electrical, Communications and Systems Engineering (ECSE) and the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI), and oversaw annual research budgets of up to $210 million. In January 1996, he did a stint as Station Science Leader of the U.S. South Pole Station. For relaxation, he spends his weekends soaring over the Shenandoah Valley, and he is a certified flight instructor in gliders (CFI-G) with about 1,900 total flying hours.

In his 35 years at NSF, Dr. Hazelrigg oversaw the review of approximately 5,000 proposals by over 200 panels and signed off on awards and declinations for some 50,000 additional proposals. He has written and lectured extensively on proposal writing for the past 25 years and has met one-on-one with hundreds of PIs. For the past 15 years, he has been the key speaker at the NSF CMMI CAREER proposal writing workshops. He has reached out to and mentored over 2,000 young faculty through his proposal writing workshops.