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
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.