The University of Arizona

NSF CAREER Grant Preparation Program

Research Development Links


This program is offered by Research Development Services, a unit of Research, Discovery & Innovation. This program provides proposal development assistance to UA faculty interested in submitting a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) proposal. This program is offered at no cost to faculty.

The CAREER program is an NSF-wide activity that offers the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. For additional information on the CAREER, review the NSF webpage for the Faculty Early Career Development Program.

Schedule for 2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2017 schedule coming soon!

  • October 26, 2016: NSF CAREER Workshop #1 Introduction & Recipients Panel. Location: Vine Avenue Annex, room 102. Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • November 16, 2016: NSF CAREER Workshop #2 Proposal Development including a proposal timeline, budget overview, and proposal components. Location: Vine Avenue Annex, room 102. Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • March 1, 2017: NSF CAREER Workshop #3 Meeting Program Officers, including preparation for DC visits. Location: Vine Avenue Annex, room 102. Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • April 5, 2017: NSF CAREER Workshop #4 Broader Impacts. THIS HAS BEEN CANCELED. Location: Vine Avenue Annex, room 102. Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Writing groups led by faculty coaches and Research Development Associates will begin in January of 2017. Participants should be prepared to meet a total of six times from January to April (approximately two times per month). Complete proposals should be ready for Red Team Review in May, 2017. NSF has not yet posted final submission dates, but participants should anticipate mid-to-late July submission to NSF. 

Past Programming

2016 CAREER Grant Preparation Program. View the schedule and available slides from the 2016 program.

2015 CAREER Grant Preparation Program. View the schedule, slides, and facilitator's notes from the 2015 program.