NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award Outreach/Education/Diversity Workshop

Location: 4138 Physics Research Building
Date: Thursday, 04/19/2012
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

This workshop is designed to help applicants develop the education/outreach/diversity portion of proposals for National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards, which are available to untenured, tenure-track faculty. COSI, the Metro School, the University Center for Advancement of Teaching (UCAT), and other programs will 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.

Registration is available at http://osp.osu.edu/training/training/eventreg2.cfm?key=1155

Additional Resources

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.

Applicants must be in a tenure-track position with a current title of assistant professor or equivalent. Associate professors (with or without tenure) are not eligible. More information is available at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214

A colleague shared an interesting dissertation from Utah State University which describes successful and unsuccessful characteristics of funded and unfunded CAREER proposals.

Christensen, David M., “Understanding the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award Proposal Genre: A Rhetorical, Ethnographic, and System Perspective” (2011). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. Paper 923.  http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/923/