Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) - BIO, CISE, EHR
National Science Foundation (NSF)
More than US $400,000
Jul 18, 2018
Jul 17, 2019
Location of project:
Anywhere in the world
Location of residency:
Applicants must be within a few years of receiving their PhD
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Note: Deadlines above apply to the following NSF Directorates
- BIO: Directorate for Biological Sciences
- CISE: Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering
- EHR: Directorate for Education & Human Resources
Synopsis of Program
CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of Early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.
PECASE: Each year NSF selects nominees for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious recent CAREER awardees. Selection for this award is based on two important criteria:
- innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of NSF, and
- community service demonstrated through scientific leadership, education, or community outreach.
These awards foster innovative developments in science and technology, increase awareness of careers in science and engineering, give recognition to the scientific missions of the participating agencies, enhance connections between fundamental research and national goals, and highlight the importance of science and technology for the Nation’s future. Individuals cannot apply for PECASE. These awards are initiated by the participating federal agencies. At NSF, up to twenty nominees for this award are selected each year from among the PECASE-eligible CAREER awardees most likely to become the leaders of academic research and education in the twenty-first century. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy makes the final selection and announcement of the awardees
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