Note: This program is for CU Boulder faculty only.
Note: This page will be updated if NSF releases new information.
Are you considering submitting an NSF Faculty Career Development Program (CAREER) award proposal in 2022? Do you feel ready to submit a CAREER proposal at this point in your faculty appointment? RIO's 2022 NSF CAREER Commit-to-Submit Writing Program can help get you there.
Led by Research & Innovation Office Proposal Writer Diane Carillo, this program is designed to support your proposal development from start to finish through individual/one-on-one writing and proposal development coaching, optional peer writing groups, and red team reviews. Participants will learn the ins and outs of writing a competitive NSF CAREER proposal with the goal of submitting a strong proposal by the deadline.
1. To Register for RIO’s NSF CAREER Commit-to-Submit Writing Program Kickoff Workshop (Virtual)
The virtual CAREER Kickoff Workshop was held on Friday, February 18, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The purpose of the workshop is to begin thinking about your readiness as a PI to submit an NSF CAREER award proposal. You will also get a chance to hear from some past CAREER award winners. All eligible faculty interested in learning more are invited to watch the recording.
Diane’s 2022 NSF CAREER Readiness Handout: Getting Ready to Submit an NSF CAREER Proposal--Things to do...Things to Think About.
2. To Register for RIO’s NSF CAREER Commit-to-Submit Writing Program
Email Diane Carillo at email@example.com to join RIO’s NSF CAREER Commit-to-Submit Writing Program.
For full participation in the program, register with Diane today or no later than Friday, February 25, 2022. After February 25, contact Diane to discuss scheduling.
*Attention College of Engineering and Applied Science Faculty: Please note that if you are a faculty member in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), you will work with CEAS Research Support Assistant Director Molly Riddell (firstname.lastname@example.org) to support the development of your NSF CAREER proposal. You are encouraged to attend RIO’s CAREER Kickoff Workshop. Everyone from CEAS is welcome.
3. To Register for Understanding NSF’s Broader Impacts Criteria with Head of OIA, Alicia Knoedler
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The CU Boulder, Research & Innovation Office is hosting this CU event open to all campuses.
- Who: All CU Faculty and Research Staff
- When: Thursday, March 17, 2022, 2-3:30 p.m. MT
- Where: Virtual via Zoom
NSF CAREER Broader Impacts Support
NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) NSF 22-586
Synopsis of Program:
Eligibility: Per NSF, “The PI needs to meet all eligibility criteria as of the annual deadline.” As of July 27, 2022:
“Proposers must meet all of the following eligibility requirements as of the annual deadline:
*Tenure-Track Equivalency - For a position to be considered a tenure-track-equivalent position, it must meet all of the following requirements:
- the employee has a continuing appointment that is expected to last the five years of a CAREER grant;
- the appointment has substantial research and educational responsibilities; and
- 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.
NO EXEMPTIONS FROM THESE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA WILL BE GRANTED.
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