The NSF CAREER Club is designed to give you the knowledge and resources to craft competitive CAREER applications. Club participants will take part in events and services including editing, graphic design, and review services.





Events and Services*

Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER Grant Proposals: 4 two-hour CAREER-focused grant writing sessions presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson (AtKisson Training Group).

Broader Impacts (BI) Seminars: Five two-hour BI-focused seminars cover basic to advanced concepts. Sessions include: BI 101; Broadening Participation; NSF CAREER; BI Partners; BI Identity; and Evaluating BI. Presented by ARIS.

NSF CAREER Current Awardee Panel Session**: The session will feature a panel of successful CAREER awardees. The panelists will share their perspectives and take questions from the audience.

Graphic Design: Have one key figure designed for your proposal.

External Grant Review: Receive expert feedback from one external reviewer.

Internal Panel Review: Receive critical feedback from up to 3 internal (UI) reviewers.

Editing: Receive up to ten hours of editing assistance to improve your writing's clarity.

*Club participants receive these events and services free. It is expected the Club members participate in all events and services.
**Session is optional for Club members.


ACTIVITY Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER Proposals 
(Dec. 2, Jan. 6, and Jan. 13)
X X            
Broader Impacts Seminars
    X X X      
Graphic Design       X X      
Current Awardee Panel Session         X      
External & Internal Review           X    
Editing             X  
Submit to NSF               X


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


Register here to sign up for CAREER Club.  Registration coming soon.


Please email with questions.

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 Aaron Kline in advance at 319-335-4142 or