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CAREER WEBINAR AND FAQ


June 17, 2021

Program officers held two NSF-wide webinars about the CAREER program in 2021. Materials from the webinars are now available: 

Many questions asked at the webinar are covered in the Frequently Asked Questions for the CAREER program (NSF 20-025)

For specific program-related questions, we encourage you to contact the program officer of the program that you are applying to. If after reviewing the program descriptions on the NSF website you are still not sure which program officer to contact, please use the list of division and directorate CAREER contacts who can help refer you to a specific program and associated program officer. 

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