University of Southern California


NSF CAREER Award Proposal Workshop

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for assistant professors applying for National Science Foundation CAREER awards.

Course Description

This workshop will provide tips on how to structure a successful CAREER proposal. Unlike most grant programs, CAREER requires a focused integration of educational and research activities that advance the applicants career in addition to producing innovative scholarship. This workshop will provide suggestions on how to succeed in the competition, from past recipients.


Phil Taylor, Executive Director, Research Advancement and federal Relations; and faculty who recently received CAREER awards.


One two hour session.

Next class

February 19, 2014 | 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM | Location: Credit Union Building, CUB 329

Course Registration

To register, please RSVP at least one week prior to the first class via email, indicating the workshop that you are attending, to

For information about workshops, contact the office at (213)740-6709.

CAREER Program Synopsis

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.

Program Synopsis available at NSF CAREER Website