NSF CAREER Resources
NSF CAREER Resources
Next workshop: March 2024
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Your guide for a successful NSF CAREER proposal
As you prepare to apply to NSF CAREER, use this website as a guide to crafting a high-quality proposal. You will find documents below to help you brainstorm and write your proposal, including the Integration of Research and Education and Broader Impacts sections. There are links to more information on FSE education programs, academic support services, and evaluation services. Additionally, the templates and checklists will help ensure that you have all required supplementary documents in the correct format and that you follow all steps necessary to submitting the proposal.
The solicitation provided by NSF is key to understanding how best you can be successful in your CAREER application. Review this year’s solicitation.
Education programs overview
Review this document and watch the accompanying video to understand current Engineering education programs infrastructure. These overviews outline opportunities to engage with target audiences ranging from K-12 to undergraduate and graduate students. The education programs overview document also includes a context statement that can be modified and used in your proposal.
Resources and templates
Use this template to get started on your departmental letter.
These discussion prompts can help guide your draft of the broader impacts section of your proposal.
Ensure you aren’t missing a step by reviewing and following timelines in this faculty to-do list.
It will not replace your RA, but this submission checklist will assist you in making sure boxes are checked.
Consider these prompts as you draft your project description and education plans.
Review sample outlines and languate tips on how to write your proposal.
Academic support services
Learn about how you can get engaged with engineering tutoring, undergraduate teaching assistants and ASU 101 section leaders.
UOEEE Proposal Hub
Access UOEEE’s new Proposal Hub and view a series of webinars aimed at helping you strengthen your evaluation plans.
Evaluation plans slide deck
Review recommendations and best practices from CREST on how to draft strong and comprehensive evaluation plans.