This program is a National Science Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards for faculty members beginning their independent careers. The intent of the program is to provide stable support at a sufficient level and duration to enable awardees to develop careers not only as outstanding researchers but also as educators demonstrating commitment to teaching, learning, and dissemination of knowledge. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from eligible early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations, especially women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities.
Dr. Laurie Garton, Associate Director of Research Development Services at Texas A&M University’s Division of Research, leads a workshop and seminar series each year for faculty who are interested in applying to this program. Click here to download a flyer where you can view and register for 2023 events.
If you are interested in applying to the program, please contact Thomas Hall, Research Development Officer of the Strategic Grants Team in the office of Corporate Engagement and Research Support. This team helps faculty develop proposal strategies and manage the administrative burden of proposal development so you can focus on what you do best—research.
Deadline: July 26, 2023 by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time
Award minimum: $400,000 (total, including IDC)
Project period: 5 years
Proposers must meet all of the following eligibility requirements as of the deadline:
- 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; and
- 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.)