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DEB Virtual Office Hour: MCA

About this event

Join us Monday, December 14th from 1pm-2pm EST for DEB’s next Virtual Office Hour. Program Officers will provide an introduction to the new cross-directorate Mid-Career Advancement (MCA) program (NSF 21-516). 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. Representatives from each of the participating directorates will be available for questions.  


Please use the registration link below to participate. Upcoming DEB Virtual Office Hours are announced ahead of time on DEBrief, so sign up for blog notifications for reminders.  




If you can’t make it to this or any future office hours, don’t worry! Go to DEBrief (link below), as we will be posting a recap and the presentation slides. The slides will also be available on this webpage.  As always, our Virtual Office Hours will happen on the second Monday of every month from 1 pm-2 pm  EST. Below is a  list of upcoming dates and topics  (subject to  change), so be sure to add them to your calendars! 


Upcoming Office Hours and Topics:

December 14: Mid-Career Advancement Solicitation

January 11:  Update on Rules of Life

February 10: How to prepare a great budget (note special time 2-3 pm Wednesday Feb. 10)

March 8: Beginning Investigators

April 12: How to write a great proposal

May 10: CAREER Solicitation