Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER Proposals

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The Research Development Office, CLAS Grant Support Office, and College of Engineering are hosting a 4-part virtual NSF CAREER Award grant writing seminar, Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER Proposals on Friday, January 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 10am-12pm each day (8 total hours). The seminar is presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson (AtKisson Training Group).

Seminar Topics

  • Understanding the Basics of CAREERs
  • Planning Your Proposal
  • Crafting a Compelling Overview
  • Designing Your Education and Research Plans
  • Discussing the Literature, Preliminary Work, and Significance
  • Letters and the Rest


Assistant professors (or equivalent) who are eligible to submit NSF CAREER awards are welcome to register for this seminar.


No cost to register. Register here by Wednesday, January 6, 2021. A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants prior to January 8, 2021. Registration includes one electronic copy of the Handbook for Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals (link to excerpt).

Friday, January 8 10:00am to Friday, January 29, 2021 12:00pm
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Britt Ryan in advance at 3193359575 or