University of Southern California


Successful Strategies for a Mission Agency Young Investigator/ Early Career Award

Who Should Attend

This course is primarily designed for assistant professors – but will also be useful to postdoctoral fellows and senior graduate students – who plan to apply for a Young Investigator/Early Career Award from a Mission Agency (emphasis on DOD, DOE, NASA and Department of Education).

Eligibility for the programs requires either a limited time since receipt of PhD (5-10 years depending on agency) or since appointment to a tenure-track position (5-7 years depending on agency).

The DARPA, DTRA and DOE opportunities do NOT require US citizen, national, or permanent resident.

Course Description

The workshop will provide tips on how to structure a successful Young Investigator/Faculty proposal, the amount of funding available, guidance toward topic selection, and the anticipated proposal due dates.



One 2 hour session.

Next course

November 9, 2016 | 4 – 6 PM | Location: University Park Campus (UPC), Credit Union Building (CUB), Room 329, 3rd Floor Conference Room


Early Career-Young Investigator Nov 2015

Course Registration

To register, please RSVP at least one week prior to the first class via email, indicating the course(s) you are attending, to

For information about workshops, contact the office at 213-740-6709.

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