Overview of NSF CAREER Program
UI NSF CAREER Informational Session
The session will be offered on Friday, April 19, 10:00am-12:00pm in W401 Pappajohn Business Building, and will feature two panels of successful CAREER awardees and former NSF reviewers. The panelists will share their perspectives and take questions from the audience. The session will also introduce applicants to on-campus resources, provide successful proposal examples, and share tips from the NSF.
Please register for the informational session here.
2017-2019 NSF CAREER Solicitation
The National Science Foundation solicitation (NSF 17-537) for the 2017-2019 cycle of its Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) competition provides specific details about the program. Although most information and requirements remain the same as in past years, investigators should take note of the following:
Full Proposals to BIO, CISE, and EHR are due July 17, 2019
Full Proposals to ENG are due July 18, 2019
Full Proposals to GEO, MPS, and SBE are due July 19, 2019
Examples of successful CAREER proposals from UI faculty (shared with permission). UI HawkID and password are required to view these documents.
Merit Review Criteria, effective January 14, 2013
Don't Underestimate NSF's New Grant-Submission Rules,
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Video: NSF Revised Merit Review Criteria (59:58)
Tips from successful applicants
Writing CAREER proposals: Reviewer perspectives, Johna Leddy, NSF CAREER reviewer
5 Recommendations for CAREER proposals, Greg Howes, 2011 CAREER awardee
Who can help?
In addition to the grants personnel in your department and college, the following individuals in central administration are good contacts if you are thinking about applying for a NSF CAREER award.
University of Iowa CAREER awardees
Bradley Cramer, Assistant Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Catherine Musselman, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
Scott Baalrud, Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy
Edward Sander, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Tori Forbes, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Ibrahim Ozbolat, Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Gabriele Villarini, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Sara Mason, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Scott Shaw, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Scott Daly, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Raghuraman Mudumbai, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
David Cwiertney, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Maggy Tomova, Associate Professor, Mathematics
Jan-Uwe Rohde, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Greg Howes, Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy
Ernesto Fuentes, Associate Professor, Biochemistry
Xiaodong Wu, Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering