Events: Details

      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  

2018 NSF STC Professional Development Workshop

Category: Workshop

NSF and the Center for Science of Information invites you to recommend applicants for a National Science Foundation sponsored professional development workshop for Ph.D. students (and postdocs if appropriate) – PrePARE (Paths Afforded by the Research Enterprise).  Each Center in the STC network is expected to identify at least three Ph.D. students to apply.

The workshop is designed to help participants succeed in both academic and industrial careers by providing them with a wide range of important professional skills and knowledge.   The workshop, which will run from August 5 to August 10, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN, has been developed with input from STC students, faculty and staff, along with guidance from a range of academic, industry, and career services professionals from the STC network and beyond.

As a result of this workshop, participants will be taught strategies to:

  • Identify and assess the distinct combination of their expertise, interests, skills, and values and through this process be able to articulate their distinctiveness to others.
  • Learn the skills of self-advocacy and negotiation as owners of their own professional development and career choices.
  • Become more aware of their biases and understand how to work collaboratively with others in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Further enhance their verbal/written communications, teaching/training, resource development and knowledge transfer skills, through actual team projects and presentations.
  • Research career fields beyond traditional academic opportunities and launch a job search.
  • Create their own developmental professional/personal network and manage those relationships professionally and effectively.  More information is available at


Students must be nominated by BioXFEL in order to apply. Please contact Bill Bauer if you are interested in attending.

Nominees should be Ph.D. students at any level.  While the workshop has been designed primarily with Ph.D. students in mind, Post Docs that have reviewed the schedule and have an interest in this professional development opportunity will also be considered. Participants should be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents and will be given preference.  International students will be considered if they show high promise for joining the U.S. workforce. NSF particularly encourages the nomination of U.S. citizens and applicants from underrepresented groups.


Individuals can apply for this workshop through an online application  Applications are due by June 15, 2018.  The application will consist of a completed application form, a CV, and a short personal statement about personal/professional goals.  Again each STC is expected to submit at least several applications.  From the group of applicants, approximately 36 fellows will be invited to participate in the workshop.  All lodging and meals will be provided, and reasonable travel expenses will be fully reimbursed.

When: From Sunday, August 5 2018 - 08:00 AM (ET) (UTC -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada), Bogota, Lima
To Friday, August 10 2018 - 5:00 PM (ET) (UTC -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada), Bogota, Lima
Where: Indianapolis, IN
  1. professional development