The 2018 Nevada EPSCoR Early Career Faculty Retreat is an innovative 2.5-day residential workshop designed to enhance the productivity and possibilities of early-career faculty from the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). Participants in this workshop will participate in intensive research proposal writing.

This interactive writing workshop will introduce researchers to core knowledge and skills needed to develop research grant proposals for funding sources including NSF and NIH, as well as other federal government agencies and private and public foundations. Participants will engage in numerous exercises and actually develop proposals during class.

Delivery will combine energetic presentation using Q & A, and PowerPoints, as well as group and individual exercises. Topics may include but are not limited to: designing aims; stating hypotheses; researching statistical data; designing methods; preparing biosketch; utilizing local resources; resubmitting declined applications.

All participants will have identified a specific project and potential funding source(s) prior to the training and will be encouraged to bring proposals already in progress, or proposals that have been declined, to work on during the class.

This year’s retreat will be held January 9-11, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency, 111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nevada. As this is a residential program, lodging will be provided at the Hyatt Regency. Meals will also be provided. Reimbursement for airfare and ground travel will be provided to all participants.

Please be sure to complete the Participant Application no later than November 17, 2017 if you wish to be considered for this opportunity. Your participation in this program will be confirmed by November 21, 2017 so that you can make travel reservations through your department.

By applying, you agree to participate in all workshop sessions and complete all  
assigned writing exercises.  
This workshop is sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR), Award #IIA-1301726.