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CAREER WEBINAR AND FAQ


April 12, 2021

Program officers will hold two NSF-wide webinars about the CAREER program in 2021:

  • Friday, May 14, 2021, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern time, and
  • Thursday, May 20, 2021, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern time.

Each offering will have the same presentation followed by a question and answer session. 

Register in advance for this webinar; after registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about joining the webinar.

Prior to the webinar, you can submit questions to NSF CAREER Webinar Questions.

Many questions asked at the webinar are covered in the Frequently Asked Questions for the CAREER program (NSF 20-025). Please read these FAQs in advance.

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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