NSF CAREER Awards are given to “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.”

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in NSF supported field.
  • Must be untenured until October 1st following the deadline.
  • Have not previously received a CAREER award.
  • By October 1st following submission deadline be employed in a tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent as an assistant professor or equivalent.

Principal Investigator Limits:

Submit one CAREER proposal per annual competition (an institution is not limited in the number of PIs that submit a proposal) and may not participate in more than three CAREER competitions.