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Get Funded: An Insider's Guide to Building An Academic Research Program

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  • Date Published: May 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107657199

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  • Learn all the basic principles involved in initiating an academic career and building an externally funded academic research program with this practical guide. Based on the author's extensive experience as a government funding agency director and successful academic, it provides step-by-step advice on how to identify an appropriate funding agency and program manager, how to present your research in a concise and effective manner, and, ultimately, how to obtain your first research grant. It explains the faculty recruitment process in detail and outlines the key timelines associated with being on the tenure track. Providing a unique insight into research funding agency operation and expectations, this is the 'go to' guide for new faculty members in engineering, the sciences, and mathematics looking to gain a head start in their academic careers.

    • The first book to offer practical advice to new university faculty on how to develop an externally funded research program
    • Provides step-by-step advice on how to establish a successful relationship with a funding agency and program manager
    • Draws upon the author's experience as a successful academic and government funding agency director
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'After reading Get Funded, I was tempted to make my review extremely short: ‘Buy this book.’ But, after some thought, I realized I should qualify that recommendation. If you are a graduate student thinking about moving into a faculty research position, you should buy this book and read it cover to cover. If you are a new faculty member looking for funding, you should buy this book and read it cover to cover. If you are a university administrator hiring a new faculty member, you should buy this book and give it to whomever you hire because you want that person to be successful. Teaching students about research funding is now more critical to our microwave field than ever before, as most funding and hiring opportunities are in software or digital design. … I am seriously considering buying Bob a beer as thanks for writing something so useful.' Alfy Riddle, IEEE Microwave Magazine

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107657199
    • length: 290 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. A brief history of research funding in the United States
    3. The academic recruitment process: position announcement through performance reviews
    4. Getting started and marketing your research
    5. Know where the money is
    6. Making contact and communicating with program managers and program directors
    7. The proposal
    8. Cautions and other concerns
    9. You're on your way.

  • Author

    Robert J. Trew, North Carolina State University
    Robert J. Trew is the Lancaster Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University (NCSU). He has previously served as the ECE Department Head at NCSU, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, as the Director of the ECCS Division of the National Science Foundation, and as the Director of Research for the US Department of Defense. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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