Coffee Break: Have a cup of coffee, grab a cookie and join a discussion about a specific area of grant proposal development. Because they are so specific and decided to involve plenty of questions and answers, these hour-long sessions are designed for all levels of grant writing.
Find the next Coffee Break in the Upcoming Events calendar.
Technology on Tap: Technology on Tap is the UT Dallas "science café" program. Speakers are faculty members who present their research in layman terms at the Trinity Hall Irish Pub and Restaurant in Mockingbird Station – about 11 miles south of campus. Past presentations include robotics, social media, white-collar crime and autism. The program is committed to promoting public engagement with science and making science accountable by bringing it out of the classroom and into the public.
Writing Group: One-to-one feedback gives faculty members a safe place to discuss their writing/editing concerns and get motivated to write/edit more. Based on works of Robert Boice (Advice for New Faculty Members) and Paul Silva (How to Write a Lot), the members develop their writing goals, learn to carve out time each day to write and receive short lessons on editing.
NSF CAREER Support Group: This five-month program begins in January. It meets monthly and gives faculty members considering applying for a CAREER award a forum to discuss their ideas. Each meeting starts with a presentation on a certain topic, like a roundtable with past grant recipients or options for outreach plans.