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We welcome you to the 2018 NSF CISE CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop, to be held at the NSF headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia on Monday, April 9, 2018. This event will introduce junior faculty to the NSF CAREER program, and help them prepare their CAREER proposal. The NSF CAREER program serves a critical role in the National Science Foundation’s efforts to identify, foster and support the nation’s most promising junior faculty in both research and education. Junior professors who are just starting their careers often have limited experience with grant writing and evaluation. They also have little or no interaction with the program directors at NSF. In this workshop, early-career faculty members will have the opportunity to improve their skills in proposal writing, as well as interact with NSF program directors from different divisions (OAC, IIS, CNS, and CCF) as well as recent NSF CAREER awardees. The workshop is also open to multidisciplinary researchers with a CISE-specific focus, including cyberinfrastructure. The major components of the workshop include presentations on proposal writing, experience sharing, mock panels, and a proposal clinic.

This workshop is being organized by Dr. Jack Snoeyink, supported by National Science Foundation and the Department of Computer Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. The workshop has been designed to accommodate up to 200 junior faculty members who are interested in applying for the CAREER solicitation in any CISE program. For full consideration, please apply by March 10, with notification on March 12. Applications after this date can be accommodated only if space is available. In the event of requests for participation exceeding capacity, a lottery will be used to pick 200 participants. Please register early.

Travel Support

Travel support will be made available for a limited number of HBCU/MEI faculty to attend this workshop. The workshop will be a unique opportunity for HBCU/MEI faculty to network with recent HBCU/MEI NSF CAREER awardees. This will enhance the overall research capabilities of HBCU/MEI to perform cutting edge research. For more information, visit the Travel & Logistics page.

Day 2 Opportunities

The single-day event is to be held on April 9, 2018 in Alexandria, at the National Science Foundation headquarters. The day after the workshop, Tuesday, April 10, will offer an opportunity for the junior faculty members to have one-on-one conversations with NSF CISE Program Directors from their primary research programs. If you are interested in this opportunity, please indicate so in the registration form.


Application Deadline:
March 10, 2018

Notification Deadline:
March 12, 2018

Event Date:
April 9, 2018


Prof. Jack Snoeyink
Department of Computer Science
UNC-Chapel Hill