Apply by January 21 to join next CAREER proposal writing workshop

December 14, 2018

An NSF Engineering CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop will be held April 1-2, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The workshop is sponsored by the NSF Engineering Directorate and will be co-hosted by Kansas State University and Texas A&M University.

CAREER is the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program.

This workshop will cover the basics of CAREER proposal writing and review. It will include presentations by NSF Program Officers and recent CAREER awardees and a mock panel review using actual awarded and declined CAREER proposals. Participants will have ample opportunity to meet with current and previous NSF Program Officers. The workshop will be a hands-on experience. Workshop participants will experience a realistic simulation of a CAREER proposal review panel. Consequently, each participant is expected to read and review four CAREER proposals prior to the workshop so that they can actively participate in the mock panel reviews.

Workshop participation is by invitation and limited to 300 participants. Participants will be selected from those who submit complete applications. Organizers expect that this workshop will attract far more applicants than the workshop can admit. 

The application deadline is January 21, 2019. The application procedure and tentative agenda for the workshop can be found at:

Please note that every participant is required to submit a project summary of their expected CAREER proposal and an NSF-style biosketch as part of the application package.

A workshop fee of $350 will be charged to help defray the cost of workshop meals and materials.

Questions should be directed to or to one of the workshop organizers: 

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