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Mentoring & Workshops

ISCE provides both mentoring and workshops or seminars to assist faculty in developing skills and experience in proposal development.


Dr. Karen Roberto and the ISCE leadership team are available to meet with both new and established faculty to discuss research ideas, and if appropriate, to set up regular meetings to monitor progress and provide ongoing feedback. For more information, contact Karen Roberto.

Workshops & Seminars

ISCE also sponsors a number of workshops and seminars throughout the year. Some of these workshops provide a series of ongoing, interactive sessions with development of draft proposals and feedback, while others are one-time seminars on topics of interest to social science faculty. Examples of some of the annual workshops ISCE typically offers include:

  • NSF CAREER Award Sessions, co-sponsored with the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences - Spring semester
  • Proposal Development Institute (PDI) mentoring groups - Spring semester
  • ISCE COVID-Reset Program - 2021-2022 Academic year
For more information on these workshops or any others ISCE offers, contact Yancey Crawford.
Examples of one-time sessions include ISCE-sponsored events featuring Dr. Arthur Lupia, assistant director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Dr. Kellina Craig-Henderson, deputy assistant director of the NSF  Social, Behavioral and Economic (SBE) Sciences directorate who presented in 2020 and 2021, respectively.  
Other sessions focus on enhancing research/proposal development skills such as an introduction to NIH funding or learning about online data collection metholodogies. Visit the ISCE Past Events tab for more details on prior events and topics, some of which have recordings or Powerpoint slides available.
Stay tuned for announcements on our website for future workshops or seminars.