Section NExT

The Northeastern Section will be holding a Section NExT program for new and relatively new colleagues at the Spring 2016 section meeting. By providing talks and workshops on issues of interest, opportunities to meet and share ideas with other new colleagues, and an introduction into Section activities, we hope to assist new faculty in their transition from graduate school to professional academic life. We welcome all untenured full-time faculty, both those who have and have not been National NExT fellows.

Lunch will be at 12pm on Friday, June 3, with a discussion following, titled "Securing NSF Grants with Significant Impacts: Advice for Junior Faculty" presented by James Quinlan (University of New England). 

The discussion will focus on NSF funding that can have a significant impact on your students, your department, and your career.  The primary focus will be on funding of teaching and learning mathematics projects and other service grants such as scholarships awards.  The discussion will include, based on my experience, (1) general advice to increase your chance of success such as differentiating between external support and commitments, (2) identifying the required parts of the proposal and providing (my) strategy for satisfying these requirements, and (3) discuss the most common strengths and weakness cited by reviewers that I learned directly from a Division Director at the NSF.       

Section NExT Coordinator:

Klay Kruczek
Mathematics Department
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT  06515

(203) 392-5591