Faculty Early Career Development Program

National Science Foundation (NSF)

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Next deadline: Jul 25, 2022

Later deadlines: Jul 24, 2023, Jul 22, 2024, Jul 28, 2025

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Economics Engineering Mathematics Humanities & Social Science Physics Biology Earth Science Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Faculty, Research Scientist

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

Overview:

NOTE: Applications are due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time. 

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.

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