Registration for "How To Develop a Competitive NSF CAREER Proposal 2023"

This online course, from Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC, provides a comprehensive and detailed discussion of the NSF CAREER program and how to write a winning proposal, stepping through the process from developing an idea to interpreting reviews.  A total of 3 hours long, topics are presented in a series of short videos, with accompanying exercises, examples, and slides and other resources. They can be watched in any order, but following the order on the platform will take you through the entire course. You may access the course as many times as you wish.

Overview of topics:

  • The NSF CAREER Program Basics - Who is eligible? What does it fund? What is NSF trying to accomplish?
  • Before You Start Writing - Selecting your CAREER topic and determining if you're ready to apply
  • Writing the Proposal - Components of the CAREER proposal
  • After You Submit - The path forward: Interpreting reviews and resubmitting

Background materials provided for download:

  • The course slides with active hyperlinks
  • Current NSF CAREER solicitation and FAQs
  • Relevant articles from the Research Development & Grant Writing Newsletter and other resources

Please contact Mary K. Green, in the Office of Research Development, at with questions.

Presented by the Office of Research Development and College of Natural Sciences Research.

After you register you will receive instructions on how to create an account on the course learning platform.