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Due to the popularity of the Mentoring Monday program this spring, the university’s colleges are continuing it for the fall starting Monday, Sept. 19. The program, which will meet 2-3 p.m. Mondays in the Silver and Gold Room of the Havener Center, invites faculty working on a proposal to attend with six copies of their one-page statement of work in hand and get feedback from senior researchers.
During Mentoring Mondays, senior researchers will take a few minutes to read over each statement, then the submitting faculty members will spend five minutes pitching the proposal as if he or she were speaking with a funding manager.
Afterward, senior researchers will talk with the proposer about the strengths and weaknesses of the presentation and provide helpful suggestions. The event is sponsored by the associate deans for research in both the College of Engineering and Computing, and the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business.
Because the University of Missouri Research Board (UMRB) proposal deadline is approaching, you are welcome to come in with your UMRB proposal or outlines so the mentors can provide comments and suggestions before your submission.