Support for NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award Proposal Preparation

The National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award Program provides five years of financial support for "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." STEM Initiatives and the Office of Research are presenting a series of programs to assist Ohio State faculty who are preparing NSF CAREER Award proposals.

How to Write a Winning NSF CAREER Proposal Webinar (April 19May 18, 2013)

STEM Initiatives has purchased access to the recording of Academic Research Funding Strategies' two-hour webinar on writing NSF CAREER proposals. The webinar covers:

  • How to decide when and if it's the right time to apply for a CAREER grant
  • How to position yourself and your research to be competitive for a CAREER
  • How to structure your proposal
  • How to develop an educational plan
  • Keys to success and common mistakes to avoid
  • A step-by-step discussion of each section of the proposal and what it needs to tell the reviewers
  • How to analyze reviews and decide whether to revise and resubmit
  • Questions and Answers

Additional materials, including example proposal sections, proposal outlines, and helpful resources, are also included. Instructions for viewing the recording will be available on CarmenWiki (OSU login/password required). Ohio State's access to this recording will run from April 19–May 18, 2013.

NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award Panel Discussion (May 1, 2013)

This event features Ohio State faculty members who have received the NSF CAREER Award. Learn how to prepare a successful proposal and how to access the Ohio State resources available to help you develop your proposal.

Presenters include Mary Juhas (Gender Initiatives in STEMM), Peter March (Arts and Sciences), Steven Lower (Earth Sciences, and Environment & Natural Resources), Mark Mortiz (Anthropology), Jennifer Ottesen (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Keith Slotkin (Molecular Genetics), Jeff Agnoli (Office of Research), Howard Greene (College of Engineering), and Chris Andersen (STEM Initiatives). A videorecording of the session may be viewed online.

NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award Outreach/Education/Diversity Workshop (May 8, 2013)

This workshop focuses on the outreach/education/diversity portion of the NSF CAREER proposal, including an overview of Ohio State and community resources that collaborate with prospective CAREER applicants on outreach to schools and the public, development of courses, and recruitment of students from underrepresented groups. To register, visit the Office of Research website. The session will be videotaped and posted for viewing on this webpage.

"Get To Know Metro" Event (October 22, 2013)

From mentoring high school students to conducting educational research, Ohio State faculty and staff connect their research to the Metro Early College High School in numerous ways. The OSU community is invited to learn more about how to be involved with Metro during this spring's "Get To Know Metro" event on Tuesday (10/22) from 9-11am at Metro Early College High School, 1929 Kenny Road. RSVP at http://go.osu.edu/KnowMetro

Outreach/Education/Diversity "Virtual Brown Bag" webinars  (MayJuly, 2013)

These Adobe Connect webinars will highlight Ohio State and community resources that collaborate with prospective CAREER applicants on outreach to schools and the public, development of courses, and recruitment of students from underrepresented groups. These sessions will be videotaped and posted for viewing on this webpage. Upcoming presenters:

Recordings of Past Programs

NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award Panel Discussion (May 29, 2012)

Presentations by Mary Juhas (College of Engineering), Jay Gupta (Department of Physics), Roberto Myers (Department of Materials Science & Engineering), Christopher Jaroniec (Department of Chemistry), Chris Andersen (STEM Initiatives), and Andrea Ward Ross (College of Arts and Sciences) describe the proposal-preparation strategies of NSF CAREER Award recipients. A videorecording may be viewed online.

NSF CAREER Award Outreach/Education/Diversity Workshop (April 19, 2012)

Presentations by the Metro Early College High School, the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP), the University Center for Advancement of Teaching (UCAT), and the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) share how they collaborate with prospective CAREER applicants on outreach to schools and the public, development of courses, and recruitment of students from underrepresented groups. A videorecording is available online in two parts (Part 1 and Part 2) and Powerpoint files may be downloaded for the presentations by Chris Andersen (STEM Initiatives), Jeff Agnoli (Office of Research), Cory Neugebauer (Metro), Desiree Crawl (SROP), Alan Kalish (UCAT), and Kim Kiehl (COSI).

NSF CAREER Award Outreach Workshop (April 26, 2011)

An overview of resources available to partner with NSF CAREER Award applicants to develop the educational activities for the proposal, including COSI and the Ohio House of Science and Engineering (OHSE). A videorecording may be viewed online and Powerpoint files may be downloaded for the presentations by Chris Andersen (STEM Initiatives) and Susan Olesik (OHSE).

Additional NSF CAREER Award Resources

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