Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

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Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program: CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation'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. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply. PECASE: Each year NSF selects nominees for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious recent CAREER awardees. Selection for this award is based on two important criteria: 1) innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of the sponsoring organization or agency, and 2) community service demonstrated through scientific leadership, education or community outreach. These awards foster innovative developments in science and technology, increase awareness of careers in science and engineering, give recognition to the scientific missions of the participating agencies, enhance connections between fundamental research and national goals, and highlight the importance of science and technology for the Nation’s future. Individuals cannot apply for PECASE. These awards are initiated by the participating federal agencies. At NSF, up to twenty nominees for this award are selected each year from among the PECASE-eligible CAREER awardees who are most likely to become the leaders of academic research and education in the twenty-first century. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy makes the final selection and announcement of the awardees.
Federal Grant Title: Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 11-690
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 47.041
CFDA Descriptions: Engineering Grants
Current Application Deadline: Jul 27, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Jul 27, 2011
Posted Date: Mar 04, 2011
Creation Date: May 03, 2011
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $220,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $400,000
Expected Number of Awards: 600
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
*Organization Limit: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: - All academic institutions accredited and located in the U.S., its territories or possessions, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico that award degrees in fields supported by NSF; or, Non-profit, non-degree-granting organizations such as museums, observatories or research laboratories, provided that the eligibility requirements for the PI's position are also satisfied. *PI Limit:A Principal Investigator may submit only one CAREER proposal per annual competition. In addition, a Principal Investigator may not participate in more than three CAREER competitions. Proposals that are not reviewed (i.e., are withdrawn before review or are returned without review) do not count toward the three-competition limit.
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