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1 Kathleen McCloud Physics (PHY) National Science Foundation CAREER Proposals

2 National Science Foundation CAREER Find Link on Crosscutting Programs Page NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty exemplifying the role of teacher- scholar Enhances and emphasizes the importance of balanced academic careers Career development plan to integrate research and education Faculty Early Career Development Program NSF 11-690

3 National Science Foundation CAREER ELIGIBILTY: –As of Directorate Deadline Hold doctorate in field supported by NSF Be untenured until Oct 1 following the deadline Not previously received an NSF CAREER award Have not competed more than two times in NSF CAREER Program –As of October 1 of submission year be employed: In a tenure-track (or equivalent) position at US academic institution or US non-profit, non-degree granting organization As an Assistant Professor (or equivalent) ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS WITH or WITHOUT TENURE ARE NOT ELIGIBLE

4 National Science Foundation CAREER SIZE –Lower Limit $400K (total) –Upper Limit - non specified –BIO Directorate and OPP : $500K (total) minimum DURATION –5 Years SUPPLEMENTS –Standard NSF supplements (see GPG) PECASE –HONORARY ONLY

5 National Science Foundation CAREER DEPARTMENTAL ENDORSEMENT LETTER: (Up to two pages) –Returned without Review if Missing LETTERS OF COMMITMENT/COLLABORATION (if needed – see solicitation for new restrictions): Short Describe collaborative efforts Not recommendation/endorsement ( Please note that letters of recommendation for the PI are not permitted, and will be removed from the proposal prior to review.)

6 National Science Foundation CAREER DEADLINES: –July 27, 2011 for MPS, GEO, SBE, OPP –July 26, 2011 for ENG –July 25, 2011 for BIO, CISE, EHR FASTLANE Submission –Help desk: 1-800-673-6188 GRANTS.GOV Submission – User Support: 1-800-518-4826

7 National Science Foundation New (somewhat) NSF requirements Cost-sharing: Inclusion of voluntary cost-sharing is prohibited. In order to assess the scope of the project, all organizational resources necessary for the project must be described in the Facilities, Equipment and Other Resources section of the proposal. The description should be narrative in nature and must not include any quantifiable financial information. Post-doc Mentoring Plan: Required whenever a postdoc is to be supported through the award Data Management Plan: All proposals must describe plans for data management and sharing of the products of research, or assert the absence of the need for such plans.

8 National Science Foundation What Does NSF Want? (Talk to Your Program Officer) Find best research placement for your proposal Find out how CAREER proposals are handled in that Division Find out practices in that Division –Example: expectations for education and outreach component vary across MPS and NSF –Funding rates vary greatly across Divisions and Directorates

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