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Strategic Research Development and Editing Services

Engineering Research Administration (ERA) offers events and services to support new investigators, and to advance grant writing skills for assistant professors. 

"NSF Engineering: Transforming Our World for a Better Tomorrow"

On February 10 -11, 2022 Dr. Susan Margulies, Assistant Director of NSF, Engineering Directorate gave a lecture to Stanford engineering affiliates and regional institutions about the NSF's priorities, new funding opportunities and vision for engineering research. For more information, view the lecture.

Third Thursday Workshop Series

On the third Thursday of each month, we offer a virtual workshop series for assistant professors in the School of Engineering, though all Stanford PIs are welcome to attend. 

All workshops are held between 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm PDT via Zoom (SUNet ID required):

February: How to Write a Compelling Project Description (2/17)
March: Broadening Participation Plans (3/17)
April: NSF CAREER (Early Career Development Program) (4/21)
May: Guided Writing and Working with an Editor (5/19)
June: Educational Outreach Plans (6/16)
July: No Workshop (NSF CAREER DUE)
August: Finding Funding (8/18)
September: Limited Submissions (9/15)
October: Building Your Portfolio (10/20)
November: Thanksgiving
December: Winter Break

NSF CAREER (Faculty Early Career Development Program)

The NSF CAREER proposal includes a vision for a lifetime of leadership in integrating research and education. This prestigious award supports early-career faculty "who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education." Faculty members who hold the title of assistant professor or its equivalent are encouraged to apply, and may discuss their concepts with the NSF program manager in their directorate or division.

Need help getting started? Contact Research Development Strategist & Editor, Blythe Nobleman.