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Writing that NSF annual report?

If you were lucky to get funded in the recent past, you may have an NSF annual report due now or due soon.  Here is some advice on writing those reports. First, they are important because with these reports NSF … Continue reading

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How to write your NSF Project Outcome for the public

As you reach the end of your NSF funding, you will find there is a new reporting requirement that began in January 2010. This one is easy to satisfy quickly, but be careful, for it is deceptively important. Furthermore, no … Continue reading

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You will be judged; your large team research grant will be reviewed

Once I was involved in deciding who would get an important mentoring prize. One of the candidates was from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. He had many students supporting his nomination. They pointed out how empathetic he … Continue reading

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How to review a grant proposal

There are only four things that you should consider when you review a proposal submitted to the National Science Foundation. You should weight them more or less equally. By that, I mean that weakness in any one of these elements … Continue reading

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Learning in and from the Oxford colleges

Oxford is organized into colleges where, undergraduate education largely takes place. They have tutors who assign projects and meet individually or in small groups with students. Officially, students apply to colleges, not to the University of Oxford. University of Cambridge … Continue reading

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Answer your students’ emails!

We all get tons of email. We all need some system to deal with it. That system should not include ignoring emails from graduate students in our own departments. A student should not have to send multiple messages. A student … Continue reading

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Don’t lose track of future co-authors

Sometimes a paper takes its time to be born. It could be years before the last tricky analysis is done, or before you decide exactly how to interpret messy data. If summer undergraduates collected those data and participated enough in … Continue reading

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