NSF Mid-Career Advancement Program Workshop
- Dr. Chu-Hsiang (Daisy) Chang, Professor of Organizational Psychology, MSU
- Dr. Jocelyn Stitt, Director of Research Development, Institute for Research on Women and Gender
Mid-career is an essential time for scientists to develop their research, but it's often hard to find the time and resources to do so. The NSF MCA provides funding for research development through partnerships across disciplines and institutions. Facilitators will discuss strategies for applying to the MCA Program.
Workshop Target Audience:
Mid-career faculty (defined as Associate Professors at rank for at least 3 years) from the University of Michigan (all campuses) or Michigan State University.
About the NSF MCA Program:
An academic career often does not provide the uninterrupted stretches of time necessary for acquiring and building new skills to enhance and advance one's research program. Mid-career scientists in particular are at a critical career stage where they need to advance their research programs to ensure long-term productivity and creativity but are often constrained by service, teaching, or other activities that limit the amount of time devoted to research.
The MCA offers an opportunity for scientists and engineers at the Associate Professor rank (or equivalent) to substantively enhance and advance their research program through synergistic and mutually beneficial partnerships, typically at an institution other than their home institution. Projects that envision new insights on existing problems or identify new but related problems previously inaccessible without new methodology or expertise from other fields are encouraged.
Partners from outside the PI's own sub-discipline or discipline are encouraged, but not required, to enhance interdisciplinary networking and convergence across science and engineering fields.
By (re)-investing in mid-career investigators, NSF aims to enable and grow a more diverse scientific workforce (more women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities) at high academic ranks, who remain engaged and active in cutting-edge research.
Proposals must be submitted by Feb. 1, 2021 by principal investigators at the Associate Professor level (or equivalent). Read the full program call.
This event is jointly sponsored by IRWG and the Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) at Michigan State University.