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Contact research dean by January 31 to plan for NSF Early Career Development Program award application: The National Science Foundation's Early Career Development Program offers a prestigious 5-year awards for early career investigators. Although the submission deadline is in July, now is the time to begin planning a submission. If you think you will submit an NSF Career proposal in 2018, contact Brenda Lohman or Sarah Carlson by January 31 to develop a plan for proposal development and support. The NSF directorates for Education and Human Resources and Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences have program areas that intersect with Human Sciences fields. STEM education and increasing accessibility in STEM fields are also topics that NSF funds. More».
For more information, contact Sarah Carlson in administration at 515-294-0211 or

Attend one-hour workshop on Research mentoring on January 23: Basil Nikolau, a professor of biochemistry, biophysics, and molecular biology and Margaret Ellen White Graduate Faculty Award honoree, will discuss innovative ways to help graduate students. Nikolau will share how the diverse interdisciplinary team in the Center for Biorenewable Chemicals inspires curiosity, drive, and flexibility in graduate students, helping them overcome fear, take on responsibility, and communicate effectively. More».
For more information, contact the staff in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at 515-294-5357 or

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