Mid-Career Scholars' Writing Retreat

Mid-Career Scholars' Writing Retreat

In light of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, and out of an abundance of caution, NCA will not hold the Mid-Career Scholars' Writing Retreat in 2020. Please check back for information regarding the 2021 conference.


Finding it difficult to get time to work on that project that will get you promoted to Full? The NCA Mid-Career Scholars' Writing Retreat (MCSWR) is designed to provide the opportunity for intensive writing time. Retreat participants will have uninterrupted time to work towards the completion of scholarship and/or a creative project. The goal of the retreat is to support significant progress on the completion of an in-progress project that will help toward promotion to Full Professor. The MCSWR is specifically targeted to faculty who have been Associate Professor for at least 5 years (that is, tenured in 2014-2015 or prior).

During the retreat, participants will have the opportunity to meet and consult with two facilitators/mentors, who will provide general advice on scholarly productivity, writing, and career management.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of NCA
  • Held rank of Associate Professor for at least five years (tenure achieved 2014-2015 or prior)
  • In-progress writing project

The 2021 MCSWR will be held in July on the campus of the University of South Florida.

The MCSWR is sponsored by NCA and organized by the NCA Research Board.

Participants will be provided with most meals, a travel stipend, and housing.