January 13, 2017

Research Development Support for NSF Faculty Career Development Program (CAREER)

Research Development Support for NSF Faculty Career Development Program (CAREER)

The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is an NSF-wide activity that offers among the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early career (non-tenured) 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. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early career faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

This page contains resources, tools, and guides to assist Mason faculty with development of NSF CAREER proposals.  Any faculty members interested in proposing to NSF for a CAREER award are strongly encouraged to attend the Mason CAREER workshop (Enroll HERE) and participate in the subsequent mentoring and grant review process.


2018 Program Solicitation Posted HERE

NSF Event: CISE CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop April 9, 2018 – Alexandria, VA – Registration is REQUIRED on or before March 10, 2018.  Sign up NOW!

Resources for CAREER proposals: 

National Alliance for Broader Impacts (NABI) Guiding Principles and Questions

NSF Perspectives on Broader Impacts

NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Tips

NSF CAREER resources:

NSF CAREER program page

FAQs about the CAREER program

Recent awards made through the CAREER program

CAREER Archived Webinar, 2017

CAREER Presentation slides, 2017