Guidance for the Departmental Support Letter for NSF CAREER Award proposals
This is a very important letter of support required for all CAREER proposals. There are 3 documents in this section. The first, the "unsuccessful" letter follows a template for such letters to the point that only the names and topics are changed. It comes off as generic and *not compelling*. Letters 2 and 3 are for candidates who got the award. These use pseudonyms, but you will be able to compare the unsuccessful letter to the one the subsequent year when she got the award.
- NSF Guidelines for Departmental Support Letter (link is external) (See section on Additional Supplementary Documentation for CAREER Proposals)
- Unsuccessful departmental support letter
- Same candidate's successful letter the next year
- Letter for successful candidate 2.