Afternoon seminar in GI Globe Room; October 9 at 3:30 p.m.

October 1, 2012

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On Being a Federal Government Science & Technology Program Officer and a UAF Professor

Speaker:  Dr. Martin Jeffries, Research Professor of Geophysics

 

Date: Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Time:  3:30 p.m.

Location: Elvey Globe Room

 

Abstract:

Since November 2006 I've lived in Washington, DC, and worked in northern Virginia, first for the National Science Foundation (2006-10) and then the Office of Naval Research (2011-present). All the while I've remained a professor and employee of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In this seminar I'll explain how one can work for the Federal Government and remain a university professor, describe what a science and technology program officer does, highlight differences between agencies, and suggest why it's important that academic researchers know and understand these differences. I'll conclude with a few lessons I've learned that I believe can improve grantsmanship and proposal success.