Support for National Science Foundation CAREER Applicants

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Support for National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Applicants – July 2021

The Research Development team is facilitating NSF CAREER Peer Review workshops the week of June 28. The goals are to support Rutgers faculty who are submitting an NSF CAREER proposal for the July 26, 2021 deadline and to build connections with early-career faculty.

Facilitated Peer Review Workshops

We will host small-scale virtual NSF CAREER peer review workshops for proposal development during the week of June 28. View our PDF flyer

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The goals of these workshops are to support Rutgers faculty submitting an NSF CAREER proposal for the July 2021 deadline and to build connections between early-career faculty. Workshops will be facilitated by Rutgers faculty who are previous NSF CAREER awardees or Research Development staff.

We will offer the following one-time workshops. 

Monday, June 28, 10 am to 2 pm: Computational Sciences and Engineering

Related NSF divisions include:

  • Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF)
  • Computer and Network Systems (CNS)
  • Information and Intelligent System (IIS)
  • Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC)
  • Mathematical Sciences (DMS)
  • Electrical, Communications & Cyber Systems (ECCS)

Wednesday, June 30, 10 am to 2 pm: Biological Sciences

Related NSF divisions include:

  • Environmental Biology (DEB)
  • Biological Infrastructure (DBI)
  • Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)
  • Molecular & Cellular Biosciences (MCB)

Thursday, July 1, 1 pm to 4:30 pm: Social Sciences

Related NSF divisions include:

  • Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)
  • Education and Human Resources (EHR)
  • Social and Economic Sciences (SES)

Workshop Registration Guidelines

  • Groups are being kept small to maximize time and feedback for each participant. Maximum enrollment of 4 participants for each workshop session.
  • Participants should select the one research area that is the best match for his or her project.
  • Participants from all chancellor units can apply.
  • Participants have to be non-tenured and with a tenure-track appointment and need to meet NSF CAREER eligibility criteria to participate. Associate Professors and Adjunct Professors are not eligible.

Registration deadline is Friday, June 11 – Register Here

Workshop Overview

  • Each session will last for 3.5–4 hours, conducted on a virtual platform; and participants will need to submit an 80-90% final draft of the project description and a draft of the project summary 5 business days before the scheduled workshop for peer review.
  • All participants are expected to review and be prepared to provide verbal comments on their peers' drafts at the workshop.
    • Participants' drafts will be shared with their fellow participants and the workshop facilitator through a secured review mechanism such as InfoReady and/or a secure folder in advance of the workshop date.

The Research Development team is offering 45-minute virtual proposal review consultations with our staff between July 6 and July 16. 

The goal of the individualized consultation is to support Rutgers faculty who are submitting an NSF CAREER proposal on July 26, 2021; and to provide helpful feedback based on previous successful NSF CAREER recipients.

To reserve an appointment please check the schedule here

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To participate we ask that you email one PDF that includes both your 1-page NSF CAREER project summary and the 15-page project description to four business days prior to the date of your scheduled proposal review session.

This will allow our staff enough time to carefully review the draft and provide detailed feedback. Your draft should be 80-90% final to receive the most usable and helpful feedback.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office at .