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RF CUNY Brown Bag Research Webinars: NSF Mid-Career Advancement Program (MCA)

November 9 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Overview of Webinar: Through MCA, the NSF is seeking to fund mid-career scientists who wish to substantively advance their research program and career trajectory. A primary objective of this program is to ensure that scientists and engineers remain engaged and active in cutting-edge research at a critical career stage replete with constraints on time that can impinge on research productivity, retention, and career advancement. Thus, by (re)-investing in mid-career researchers, NSF hopes to enable a more diverse scientific workforce (more women, persons with disabilities, and individuals from groups that have been underrepresented) at high academic rank. The MCA provides protected time and resources to overcome existing constraints and enable advancements in creativity and productivity. Projects that envision new insights on existing problems or identify new problems made accessible with cutting-edge methodology or expertise from other fields are encouraged. MCA also seeks to fosters innovation by supporting synergistic and mutually beneficial partnerships to catalyze convergence across different disciplines. Scientists at the mid-career stage, post tenure, are freer than their more junior colleagues to pursue bold and innovative research ideas, but at the same time are often more constrained due to increased service and teaching responsibilities that can hamper scientific productivity. Support from this program is expected to help lift these constraints and reduce workload inequities.

Targeted Audience: CUNY Science and Engineering faculty

Presenter: John Tsapogas, Director, RFCUNY-APPS

Registration URL
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/566374257606125070

Webinar ID: 956-064-139


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