Early Career

Insight from DRK-12 CAREER Awardees

This resource contains advice from CAREER awardees in the DRK-12 portfolio about how to develop a competitive proposal and successfully manage a CAREER project based on their experience. Twenty-four DRK-12 CAREER awardees responded to the questions:

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2021
Short Description: 

This resource contains advice from CAREER awardees in the DRK-12 portfolio about how to develop a competitive proposal and successfully manage a CAREER project based on their experience.

Navigating the Academic Job: Developing Your Identity as an Early Career Scholar

At the 2017 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, faculty from different institutions gathered to address this question during a Division C Fireside Chat session entitled “Navigating the Academic Job: Perspective from Deans, Late-Career Faculty, and New faculty at Varying Universities.” Division C, the Learning & Instruction Division, is dedicated to mentoring graduate students and early career scholars; the fireside chat format offers participants an open forum to discuss topics of interest with a particular group of professionals.

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2017
Short Description: 

Perspectives from the 2017 AERA Conference session "Navigating the Academic Job: Perspective from Deans, Late-Career Faculty, and New faculty at Varying Universities.”

CADRE Early Career Guide: Tips for Early Career STEM Education Researchers

Early Career Guide Cover

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2019
Short Description: 

The CADRE Early Career Guide offers advice from experienced DR K-12 awardees on becoming a successful researcher in the field of STEM education. The guide also profiles a support program, the CADRE Fellows, for doctoral students in STEM education research.

Tips for Building Professional Networks

This tip sheet is one of a series developed for early career STEM education researchers. It offers tips for building professional networks.

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2017
Short Description: 

This tool is designed for early career STEM education researchers to offer tips for building professional networks. The advice largely comes from National Science Foundation-funded awardees and early career researchers and developers who have graciously shared information
about their own networking experiences.

Tips for Writing for Publication

This tip sheet is one of a series developed for early career STEM education researchers. It offers tips for writing for publication.

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2017
Short Description: 

This tool is designed for early career STEM education researchers to offer tips for writing for publication. The advice largely comes from National Science Foundation-funded awardees who have graciously shared information about their own writing and publishing experiences.

Tips for Pursuing Non-Academic Careers

This tip sheet is one of a series developed for early career STEM education researchers. It offers tips for pursuing non-academic careers.

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2017
Short Description: 

This tool is designed for early career STEM education researchers to offer tips for pursuing careers outside of academia. The advice largely
comes from National Science Foundation-funded awardees who have graciously shared information about their own career pathways, work experiences, and perspectives.

Tips for Pursuing Academic Careers

This tip sheet is one of a series developed for early career STEM education researchers. It offers tips for pursuing academic careers.

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2017
Short Description: 

This tool is designed for early career STEM education researchers to offer tips for pursuing careers in academia. The advice largely comes from National Science Foundation-funded awardees who have graciously shared information about their own career pathways, work experiences, and perspectives.

Tips for Developing NSF Proposals

This tip sheet is one of a series developed for early career STEM education researchers. It offers tips for writing NSF proposals. 
Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2017
Short Description: 

This tool is designed for early career STEM education researchers to offer tips for writing grant proposals. The advice largely comes from National Science Foundation-funded awardees who have graciously shared information about their own proposal writing experiences. Their perspectives are a good complement to the official NSF guidelines.

2016 NSF CAREER Program Webinar Resources

We are currently experiencing issues with the recording of the Mar 15th  NSF CAREER Program Webinar. We are working with Adobe on resolving the issues and will post the recording as soon as we are able.

Visit our Early Career page for related resources, including a recording of the 2015 NSF CAREER Program Informational Webinar.

Meet the Presenters:

Author/Presenter: 
Michelle Cirillo
Karen King
Melissa Luna
Bill Zahner
Barbara Berns
Year: 
2016
Short Description: 

The 2016 NSF CAREER Program Informational Webinar was held Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 3:00 PM EST.

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

Hosted by CADRE, this webinar provided an informational overview of the program with perspectives from the NSF and PIs on active CAREER grants.

Mentoring Plan Webinar Resources

Author/Presenter: 
Barbara Berns
Karen King
Derek Riley
John Settlage
Julianne Wenner
Christopher Wright
Year: 
2015
Short Description: 

On October 13th, presenters talked about their effective mentoring experiences (giving both mentee and mentor perspectives). Research on early career STEM education researchers' mentoring needs and opportunities was also presented. The webinar culminated with implications for the development of mentoring plans.

Resource Type: 
Presentation

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