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, peer accountability groups, 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 (B1) 101 & CAREER Seminars: B1 101 covers the basics of BI, while the CAREER session focuses on BI for CAREER including educational components. Presented by ARIS.

Accountability Groups: Small groups that meet regularly to check in and discuss progress. Groups will determine their purpose and meeting frequency.

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.

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ACTIVITY Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER Proposals 
(8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th @ 10am-12pm)
Broader Impacts Seminars
(19th, 26th @ 10am-12pm)
Accountability Groups   X X X X X X
Graphic Design     X        
External Grant Review       X      
Internal Panel 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.


Please email with questions.


Check out these other upcoming relevant events:

Broader Impacts Workshops (February 19 & 26)
Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER Proposals (January 8, 15, 22, and 29)


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