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Faculty Early Career Development Program  (CAREER) NSF Wide Programs


Hold-the-Date Announcement of Webinar for PIs Submitting a CAREER Proposal to the Directorate of Education and Human Resources (EHR)

Webinar Title:  Information for EHR CAREER Proposers

Date:  May 26, 2020

Time:  2 pm EDT

Repeat Date: June 1, 2020

Time: 10 am EDT

Purpose: To learn about specific issues related to the submission of a CAREER proposal to the EHR Directorate and to be able to ask questions

Register in advance for this webinar:

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

              H.323: (US West) or (US East)

              Meeting ID: 160 666 6134

              Password: 873563


              Password: 873563

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 Contact persons:  Barry (Finbarr) Sloane

                               Claudia Rankins

                               Dawn Rickey


Learn more about the NSF CAREER program and key solicitation requirements at the NSF CAREER Webinar on May 13, 2020

CAREER and PECASE Information

Specific questions about appropriateness of a proposal to the NSF CAREER program should be directed to the Directorate or Division contacts found on the page

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program for Submission in Years 2020 - 2025  (NSF 20-025)

PECASE Press Releases, Photos and Award Lists

PECASE Recipients

Name Email Phone Room
Faculty  Early Career program (703)292-5111   


Solicitation  20-525

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after June 1, 2020. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 20-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Deadline Date

    July 27, 2020

    Fourth Monday in July, Annually Thereafter


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:  1) innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of NSF, and 2) 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.



What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program