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NSF CAREER Support Program 2021

NSF CAREER Submission Deadline: July 26, 2021

CAREER Proposal Support Programming 2021 Schedule

Sign up for an Internal Review of your CAREER proposal draft!

To participate, please complete this form by May 21.

Key Dates & Information:

  • Sign up to participate by May 21
  • Drafts should include the proposal narrative and PI biosketch (other documents such as budget, etc. may be included but are not required to participate in the internal review)
  • Drafts will be due to RAO by June 3
  • Each proposal will be reviewed by a minimum of 2 reviewers
  • Review comments will be returned to PIs by June 21 (This gives you an entire month to incorporate feedback before the deadline!)

The NSF Faculty Early-Career Development (CAREER) grants are NSF’s most prestigious awards, designed to help junior faculty members develop activities that integrate research education within the context of CSU.

The OVPR and CSU Writes co-host programming each Spring semester to help support development of successful CAREER proposals.

Contact BreeAnn Brandhagen for more information on this and other early career investigator opportunities.

Proposers must meet all of the following eligibility requirements at the time of submission:

  • Hold a doctoral degree in a field supported by NSF
  • Be engaged in research in an area of science, engineering, or education supported by NSF
  • Hold at least a 50% tenure-track (or tenure-track-equivalent) position as an assistant professor (or equivalent title)
  • Be untenured
  • Have not previously received a CAREER award. (Prior or concurrent Federal support for other types of awards for
    non-duplicative research does not preclude eligibility.)

Tenure-Track Equivalency – For a position to be considered a tenure-track-equivalent position, it must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. The employee has a continuing appointment that is expected to last the five years of a CAREER grant
  2. The appointment has substantial research and educational responsibilities
  3. The proposed project relates to the
    employee’s career goals and job responsibilities as well as to the mission of the department or organization. As stated in the
    Proposal Preparation Instructions, for non-tenure-track faculty, the Departmental Letter must affirm that the investigator’s
    appointment is at an early-career level equivalent to pre-tenure status, and the Departmental Letter must clearly and
    convincingly demonstrate how the faculty member’s appointment satisfies all the above requirements of tenure-track
    equivalency.

Faculty members who are Associate Professors or in equivalent appointments, with or without tenure, are not eligible for the CAREER program. Faculty members who hold Adjunct Faculty or equivalent appointments are not eligible for the CAREER program.

Broader Impacts:

Broader Impacts Activities PowerPoint: Alex Travesset, ISU

Programs from “Diversity in Engineering”: Aaron Bernall

Early Career:

NIH Early Research Career Development site

General Federal Grants:

Main Grants.Gov Funding Search

Grants.gov Applicant FAQs

Grantseeking:

CSU Grant Resources Overview

SPIN

External Proposals:

Please contact us to access our library of proposal document templates, including biosketches, data management plan, and more.

NSF proposals:

Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide

Proposal Due Dates

NIH proposals:

Guides for Grants and Contracts

Tips for Writing Your Application

Formatting Guides

Biosketches Formatting Information