Winning an NSF CAREER Award – A Three-Part Program for Success

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:00am to Monday, July 27, 2020 - 12:00am


Winning an NSF CAREER Award – A Three-Part Program for Success is designed to help faculty develop their NSF CAREER project and write a successful proposal. It provides a variety of resources and formats, both in-person and virtual, covering each stage of the process. Presented by the Office of Research Development. Please contact Mary K. Green at mkgreen@umass.edu for additional information.


Available Now! How to Write a Successful NSF CAREER Proposal: An on-demand webinar. Available March 2 - July 27, 2020

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Take a deep dive into what NSF is looking for and how to plan and write a winning proposal by watching an excellent in-depth webinar from Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC. The Office of Research Development has purchased a subscription to the webinar, making it available for unlimited viewing by all faculty and staff until the end of July 2020. The webinar is in seven sections, and is accompanied by the slide deck, making it easy to return to as many times as you wish as you are working on your proposal.

  • Covers the basics of the NSF CAREER proposal
  • Helps you plan your CAREER project and position yourself to be competitive
  • Guides you through writing the proposal, section by section, with special attention on what each section needs to accomplish and how to avoid common mistakes
  • Includes downloads of an outline template, annotated examples, and helpful articles.

Workshopping your CAREER Proposal (TBD)

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Join fellow faculty and Office of Research Development experts for a hands-on session workshopping your proposal outline or draft, with particular emphasis how best to frame your research agenda and integrate your education plan with your research. Come away with an improved plan for writing or refining your proposal. Interested participants will be invited to form proposal writing cohorts aimed at the July 27, 2020 NSF due date.


Winning an NSF CAREER Award Seminar (this event has concluded)
Tuesday, March 10, 2020. 10:15 – 11:45. Life Sciences Labs S330


Presented by the Office of Research Development. Please contact Mary K. Green at mkgreen@umass.edu with questions.